Monday, February 10, 2014
Easy Pizza Spaghetti Casserole
12 ounce box of pasta (I use Ronzoni Smart Taste thin spaghetti)
1 pound of mild turkey sausage links (remove casings)
2 ounce pepperoni, sliced (I used the big sandwich pepperoni, cut in quarters)
1 26 ounce jar of tomato basil pasta sauce
1 8 ounce can of Hunts tomato sauce (with basil, garlic, and oregano)
1/4 cup of grated Romano cheese
1 8 ounce package of Italian blended cheese (I used Kraft with a touch of Philadelphia)
Preheat over to 350 degrees. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, and place in 9 x 12 casserole dish sprayed with PAM. Brown sausage in a large skillet till no longer pink (about 5 minutes). Remove. Add pepperoni, and cook till slightly crispy - a few minutes. Pour sauces in pan, and add in 1/2 the pepperoni, and all the sausage. Add in 1 teaspoon of dried basil, and a clove of garlic, pressed. Simmer a few minutes till blended. Pour meat sauce mixture over pasta in casserole pan. Top with cheeses. Arrange the other 1/2 of the pepperoni on the top. Cover with foil (you can spray with PAM to keep it from sticking), and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.
Serve with a tossed green salad and garlic bread.