Pizza Pasta Casserole

pizza-pasta-casseroleThis is one of those recipes born out of trying to duplicate a restaurant dish. One of the local pizza places has a deal where you can get a small container of pasta to go with your pizza. We actually ordered the Alfredo version (and have copied it with two jars of Alfredo sauce and a cut-up deli chicken), but the photo of the tomato version looked so good we made this one up, too! Here’s a simple recipe for Pizza Pasta Casserole:

Pizza Pasta Casserole

1 lb. package rotini noodles (corkscrew shape)

1 large can tomato sauce (not institutional-size)

1 large can tomato puree

Italian spices, garlic powder, basil, etc. to taste

1 tsp. brown sugar

1 lb. crumbled and browned sausage (or hamburger)

4 cups mozzarella cheese

Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, combine tomato sauce, tomato puree, spices, brown sugar and cooked sausage. Drain noodles and place in 13 x 9 casserole dish. Pour sauce over noodles and stir to coat. Sprinkle 2 cups mozzarella cheese over noodle mixture and stir lightly to combine. Top casserole with remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake at 375 degrees about 25 minutes, until cheese is melted and lightly browned.

Slice a loaf of French bread, butter the slices and pop it in the oven until the butter is melted and the crust is lightly crisp. Serve with salad and enjoy!

 

7 Comments

  1. How did you lose all that weight?

    1. Charlotte Siems says:

      I started with T-Tapp exercise, and then began to eat only when I was hungry and stop when I was full. Click on the About tab to read more!

  2. Just found your recipe for Pizza Pasta casserole, can’t wait to try that. Charollete do you have the copycat recipe from Pizza Hut called( I may have title wrong)pasta with Alfredo sauce & Chicken. I think once the dish is put together then it is baked. I have looked high & low for that recipe, when ever i go to pizza hut i always order that on the menu. it’s My favorite love that oohy & gooy sauce oh oh now my mouth is starting to drool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Charlotte Siems says:

      Hi Arlene, look in the recipe above for how we’ve copied that one, too!

  3. Charlotte, by large size cans of tomato sauce and tomato puree do you mean 15 or 29 ounce cans? I can’t wait to try this recipe. It looks delicious. Thanks.

    1. Charlotte Siems says:

      29 oz—to have enough “juice” in the casserole!

  4. Can we have the recipe for pizza huts chicken and Alfredo Sauce. That’s my favorite also.

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