September 12, 2009

Pizza Pasta Bake

  • 1 bag dry pasta (i prefer orecchiette, penne...or something similar that will hold up well)
  • 1 bag of small pepperoni (cut the rounds in half)
  • 1lb ground beef or ground sausage
  • 1 onion (chopped large)
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 can tomatoes in their juice (crush with your hands as you add them)
  • 1 can black olives (keep whole)
  • garlic powder
  • italian seasoning
  • CHEESE!!! (mozarella and cheddar)
  • can also add bell peppers to make "supreme pizza"
Bring pasta to a boil, but cook to just under done. The pasta should still be slightly chewy. Drain & put into a 9x13 casserole. Drain olives and put in with pasta.
Brown beef, onion & pepperoni too. Do not drain fat. (saute bell peppers w/meat if using them)
To meat, add tomato sauce & tomatoes as well as garlic powder & italian seasoning to taste. (I use about 1Tb of garlic powder & 2Tb of Italian Seasoning.) Mix all together well, heat to bubbly.
Pour meat sauce over pasta & olives and mix well.
COVER top with cheese.
Bake @ 400 for 20-25 mins. Top should be well browned.
Add a few more sprinkles of cheese, let stand for 10-15 mins.
Serve with a green salad.
This will serve 10-12 people.


Diane said...

This sounds so yummy. I must make it this week!

Sarah said...

Make it!!! It seriously feeds an army...I mean platoon. It fed us a dinner of ample portions AND lunch again the next day. Yummo!