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Pizza Pasta Bake
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Pizza Pasta Bake

This pizza pasta bake is loaded with all of the classic pizza toppings and finished off with a layer of gooey mozzarella cheese. An easy dinner option that's sure to be a hit with the whole family!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pizza pasta bake, pizza pasta bake recipe
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 635kcal
Author: Jill

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 8 ounces white mushrooms sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper cored, seeded and diced
  • 1 small can of sliced black olives drained
  • 1 pound mild Italian sausage casings removed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cooking spray
  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 1 jar of your favorite marinara sauce
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup pepperoni
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Cook penne according to package directions.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  • While the pasta cooks, prepare the meat and vegetable mixture.
  • Add the onion, mushrooms and bell pepper to the pan. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until vegetables are just tender. Season the vegetables to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Add the sausage to the pan. Cook, breaking apart with a spoon, until meat is cooked through, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Stir the olives into the sausage mixture.
  • Drain the penne pasta and pour it into a 9"x13" pan that's been coated with cooking spray.
  • Add the sausage mixture and marinara sauce to the pan and toss gently to coat the pasta.
  • Sprinkle the top of the pasta with the cheese and arrange pepperoni over the top.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and just starting to brown.
  • Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 635kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 1416mg | Potassium: 795mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 720IU | Vitamin C: 21.4mg | Calcium: 219mg | Iron: 3mg