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Pizza Casserole Recipe (Kid Approved)

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Pizza Casserole is a favorite at my house, especially with my 3-year-old. I love the ease and versatility of this recipe. It's so easy to create a whole new dish just by changing up the sauce and add-ins. I love making Mexican casserole using taco sauce and adding in black beans and corn. Yum!
Ingredients
For the pasta
  Spiral pasta 3 Cup (48 tbs) (Dry and uncooked)
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs) (As required to boil pasta)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (Boiled in salt water)
  Italian seasoning 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon (as required)
For the vegetables
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon (As required)
  White onion 1⁄3 Medium, diced
  Green bell pepper 1⁄2 Medium, diced
  Minced garlic 3 Clove (15 gm)
The meat
  Ground turkey/Ground beef 1⁄2 Pound
  Smoked turkey sausage/Pepperoni or italian sausage 1 Medium
The sauce mix
  Pizza sauce 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Pasta sauce 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Cheese and Basil Margherita pasta sauce used)
The topping
  White cheddar 1 Cup (16 tbs) (White cheddar and pizza cheese blend used)
  Italian seasoning/Parsley 1 Teaspoon (As required)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Take a pot of water with a little salt, bring it to boil and add the uncooked spiral pasta. When cooked, drain and set aside.
2. Toss the pasta well with Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese. Set this aside.
3. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

MAKING
3. Take a pot, add a little olive oil, saute the diced onions, green bell pepper and minced garlic over medium heat until tender.
4. Add the sauteed vegetables to the cooked pasta and set aside.
5. Into the same pot, saute the meat until slightly brown. (Drain, if needed).
6. Add the pasta and the vegetable mixture into the pot and stir to combine.
7. Pour pizza sauce (use 2 cups of pizza sauce or half pizza sauce and half cheese and basil Margherita pasta sauce). Stir to combine well.
8. Pour the pasta mixture into a casserole dish. Top it with sprinkles of white cheddar cheese. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 to 20 minutes until the cheese has melted.
9. After its baked, sprinkle the top with some Italian seasoning or parsley.

SERVING
10. Serve warm.

TIPS
You can add any of your favorite pizza toppings like black olives, mushrooms etc.

Things You Will Need
1. A casserole

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Casserole
Ingredient: 
Pasta
Restriction: 
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Kids will love this dish which combines everything in a pizza into a casserole.Everuthing is just put together and simmered to great a great dish. Frankly, Monique says its easier for a harried mom to prepare too!

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