Pizza Pasta

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Pizza Pasta from Our Krazy Kitchen
Makes 1 9x13 pan.

1 lb bow tie pasta
1/2-1 lb ground sausage
1-1 1/2 jars spaghetti sauce
1/2 package Canadian Bacon or 1/4 lb cooked and diced ham.
1/4 lb sliced pepperoni
3 Tbs. Parmesan cheese
1/2 lb grated mozzarella cheese
*optional: onions, mushrooms & olives

Directions: Cook Pasta until al-dente. Do not overcook. Drain and set aside. Cook and drain sausage (add and cook onions with sausage if desired) Pour a small amount of sauce to lightly coat the bottom of a 9 x13 pan.

Layer ingredients:
1st layer: cover bottom with a layer of pasta, cover with sauce, mozzarella, 1 Tbs. Parmesan and top with sausage (can add sliced olives)

2nd layer: cover 1st layer with pasta

Then cover with spaghetti sauce, mozzarella, 1 Tbs. Parmesan and top with ham. (can add sliced mushrooms).

Cover 2nd layer with the remaining pasta.
Cover with sauce, mozzarella, 1 tablespoon Parmesan and cover the top with pepperoni
Bake covered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Take cover off and bake 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cover and freeze 2nd one.

-I used 93/7 ground beef instead of sausage.
-I used turkey pepperoni and no ham.
-I used 1 can of mushroom slices.

Here's what I started with:

Here's how I did it:

#1 I preheated the oven to 350 degrees and I put the noodles on to boil until al dente.

#2 I browned the hamburger meat and added onion and green pepper.

#3 Once the hamburger meat was cooked, I opened up a can of mushrooms and added them.

#4 I lightly coated the bottom of  9x13 baking dish with pasta sauce.

#5 I put down a layer of noodles, followed by sauce, meat mixture and cheese.  I repeated until all ingredients were gone.

#6 I put one final layer of cheese and then laid out pepperoni on top.

#7 I covered it with tin foil and baked at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.  I took the tin foil off and baked another 10 minutes.

The Final Product:


The first thing the kids said when I put this dish on the table was "Wow".  They thought that it looked so good with the pepperoni all lined up on top.

This dish was really good.  The kids ate 2 helpings each.  I used whole grain pasta and even Scott couldn't tell the difference.  The taste of the green peppers, onions and mushrooms really did give the taste of pizza. 

This dish was so easy and you could add any topping that you have on a normal pizza--Canadian bacon, sauage, pineapple, black olives, the list could go on and on.

Bottom line, this dish was great!

Hope you enjoy!

*****(5 Stars)--This dish was fantastic!


Martha (MM) said...

I just love that you are showing the meals you've made along with reviews from Our Krazy Kitchen! :-)

April Westerhold said...

Thanks, Martha. I can't believe I spelled "Crazy" wrong the first time. It is fixed now, though. Love your guys' recipes!

Chris said...

I wanted to try this one when I saw it on OKK too! Glad to see it works so good.

Tara said...

Oh WOW!! This looks so yummy!! I'll have to try this one with my crew!

April Westerhold said...

My kids loved this and there were plenty of leftovers for the next day. You could do pretty much anyting with this. Martha from Our Krazy Kitchen actually made 2 9x13's and froze one.

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