Thursday, March 1, 2012

Sausage Pizza Bake

3 cups uncooked rotini pasta
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  
3/4 cup shredded pizza cheese blend (3 oz)

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  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.  

* The whole family loved this it really did taste like pizza with the pizza sauce that you use. It was great and simple and you could add any pizza toppings that you like to it. It was even great leftovers. I give it a 4 1/2 

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