Sausage and Pizza Bake

Pop a family-pleasing casserole into the oven in about 15 minutes! Every spoonful is saucy, cheesy and delicious!

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

3
cups uncooked rotini pasta (9 oz)
1
lb bulk Italian sausage
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
small bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/4
cup water
4
oz sliced Canadian bacon, cut into fourths
1
jar or can (14 or 15 oz) pizza sauce
1
can (4 oz) sliced mushrooms, drained
3/4
cup shredded pizza cheese blend (3 oz)

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 3-quart casserole with cooking spray. In 3-quart saucepan, cook and drain pasta as directed on package using minimum cook time. Return pasta to saucepan.
  • 2 While pasta is cooking, cook sausage and onion in 10-inch skillet over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink; drain. Stir sausage mixture, bell pepper, water, bacon, pizza sauce and mushrooms into pasta. Spoon pasta mixture into casserole. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • 3 Cover casserole. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until hot and cheese is melted.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 3-quart casserole with cooking spray. In 3-quart saucepan, cook and drain pasta as directed on package using minimum cook time. Return pasta to saucepan.
  • 2 While pasta is cooking, cook sausage and onion in 10-inch skillet over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink; drain. Stir sausage mixture, bell pepper, water, bacon, pizza sauce and mushrooms into pasta. Spoon pasta mixture into casserole. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • 3 Cover casserole. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until hot and cheese is melted.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Pizza cheese is a blend of mozzarella and Cheddar cheeses. If unavailable, use equal parts of mozzarella and Cheddar.

Be sure to thoroughly drain the cooked pasta--a few hard shakes of the colander after the water drains will help. Excess cooking water clinging to the pasta will dilute the sauce.

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Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
570
(
Calories from Fat
200),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
23%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
1420mg
1420%;
Total Carbohydrate
62g
62%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
29g
29%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.