Thursday, December 12, 2013

Pepperoni Pizza Casserole

Here's a quick and easy pasta casserole with all of the flavors of a pepperoni pizza!  It's layered like a lasagna and my family really likes it.  It can easily be changed up by adding your favorite pizza toppings.

Pepperoni Pizza Casserole |singingwithbirds.com


Pepperoni Pizza Casserole

Ingredients:
  • 12 ounces pasta
  • 1/2 pound Italian mild sausage, casings removed
  • 3 cups (24 ounces) pizza sauce or marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 4 ounces pepperoni
  • 8 ounces ricotta
  • 2 cups mozzarella, shredded
  • 1/2 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano (optional)

Directions:
Cook the pasta as directed on package but stop 3 minutes early, drain and set aside.
Meanwhile, cook the sausage in a large saucepan over medium heat, about 10 minutes.
Mix in the sauce with the sausage and 3/4's of the olives and pepperoni and set aside.
Mix the ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan and set aside.
Place half of the pasta in the bottom of a large baking dish, top with half of the sauce, followed by half of the cheese mixture and repeat with another layer of each, finally topping with the remaining olives, pepperoni and oregano.
Bake in a preheated 350˚ degree  oven covered in foil until bubbling at the sides, about 20-30 minutes, remove the foil and bake until the cheese has melted and started to turn golden brown, about 10 minutes.

Pepperoni Pizza Casserole | singingwithbirds.com

Makes 8-10 servings

Enjoy!

2 comments :

  1. Sounds like a great meal for this busy time of year:@)

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  2. I would sing for that right now. It looks so good. I want to try that after the holidays. Joni

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