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
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.