Quick Dinner Recipe: Pizza Pasta Bake

Pizza Pasta Bake

Italian food rocks!  How can you combine two the best Italian foods in one simple entrée?  Simple, just use the Pizza Pasta Bake recipe below.  It is quick, easy to make and combines all the necessary ingredients for a great night around the dinner table!


1 package (16 oz) penne pasta

3 links sweet Italian sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices

1 medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)

1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)

1 can (15 oz) Muir Glen® organic pizza sauce

1 can (6 oz) pitted ripe olives, drained, sliced

1 can (4 oz) Green Giant® mushrooms pieces and stems, drained

1 large bunch fresh basil, stems removed, leaves coarsely chopped

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup sliced pepperoni




1.) Heat oven to 450°F. Spray 13×9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package, using minimum cook time.

2.) Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, cook sausage, bell pepper and onion over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until sausage is no longer pink and vegetables are crisp-tender.

3.) In baking dish, mix pasta and pizza sauce. Add sausage-vegetable mixture, olives, mushrooms and basil; toss until well combined. Sprinkle with cheeses; top with pepperoni.

4.) Bake uncovered 8 to 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated and cheese is melted.

This recipe was found at the attached site.

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