Tastes great? Check! Simple ingredients? Check! Quick preparation? Check! Very few dirty dishes? Check! This is one of those recipes. You know, the kind that is a breeze to prepare and causes husbands and kids to come running to the dinner table.
Pizza Pasta Casserole is a yummy combination of two our family’s favorite foods: pizza and pasta. I’m sharing the basic recipe with you, but I invite you to tweak it to suit your tastes. Add other seasonings and additional pizza toppings like sausage, mushrooms, or peppers.
Pizza Pasta Casserole
- Canola oil cooking spray
- 1 (16 oz) box spaghetti
- 1 cup low fat sour cream
- ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 (26 ounce jar) spaghetti sauce
- 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (or a pizza blend)
- 1 (3.5 ounce) package sliced pepperoni (We use turkey pepperoni.)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9×13 casserole dish with canola oil spray. Break pasta in half and prepare according to the directions on the box. When pasta is cooked, drain well. Add sour cream, parmesan cheese, basil, oregano, garlic powder, and pepper. Toss pasta to coat all the noodles with the sour cream and seasoning mixture. Pour pasta into the baking sheet and press down firmly. Pour the spaghetti sauce evenly over the pasta. Top with the pepperoni. Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the pepperoni. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.
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