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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Pizza Spaghetti Casserole

Yum, yum, yum!!! What could be better than spaghetti that tastes like pizza? Or pizza that tastes like spaghetti? You just can't go wrong with this casserole! Easy and filling and makes enough to feed about 6 people. We really enjoyed this...and the leftovers were great! You could even eat it cold...because lots of people eat cold pizza and spaghetti, right? Not me...but I hear it's done!

Pizza Spaghetti Casserole



12 ounces uncooked spaghetti (not quite one full 16-ounce box)
1 pound Italian sausage 

salt & pepper to taste
1 - 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
1 medium onion ~ diced
1 clove garlic ~ minced
1 small green bell pepper ~ diced
50 slices pepperoni, cut in half
1 4-ounce can sliced black olives
1 26-ounce jar pasta sauce
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 8-ounce package shredded Italian 5 cheese blend


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cook spaghetti in salted water according to package directions. Drain well, and place in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, saute onion, bell pepper and garlic until soft.

Add sausage, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes and cook until meat is done.

Remove meat mixture from pan. Add pepperoni, and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until slightly crisp. Drain on paper towels.

Pour sausage over spaghetti. Sprinkle with olives.

Pour pasta sauce over sausage. Arrange half of pepperoni on top of pasta sauce.

Sprinkle with cheese and top with remaining pepperoni.

Cover with lightly greased aluminum foil.

Bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil, and bake 10 more minutes or until cheese is melted and just begins to brown.

Our ingredients.
Our ingredients.


Cook the spaghetti and place in your dish.
Cook the spaghetti and place in your dish.


Saute the onion, garlic and bell pepper until soft.
Saute the onion, garlic and 
bell pepper until soft.


Then add the sausage.
Then add the sausage.


Cook and add the salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Remove from the pan.
Cook and add the salt, pepper 
and red pepper flakes. Remove from the pan.


Add the cut pepperoni and cook until crisp.
Add the cut pepperoni and cook until crisp.


Pour the sausage over the spaghetti. Then add the olives.
Pour the sausage over the spaghetti. 
Then add the olives.


Pour the pasta sauce over the sausage then top with half of the pepperoni.
Pour the pasta sauce over the sausage 
then top with half of the pepperoni.


Sprinkle with cheese and remaining pepperoni.
Sprinkle with cheese and remaining pepperoni.


Cover and cook about 30 minutes. Remove foil and cook another 10 minutes.
Cover and cook about 30 minutes. 
Remove foil and cook another 10 minutes.


Allow to sit for a few minutes then serve it up!!!
Allow to sit for a few minutes then serve it up!!!

2 comments:

  1. Looks so good I wish someone had it prepared ,baked and was serving it to me right now.

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