8 ounces of spiral shaped pasta (uncooked). The sauce tends to cling to the sections between the spirals really well and thus has a stronger taste.
1 pounds Italian sausage
4 cups of spaghetti sauce
4 ounces canned, drained
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
6 ounces package sliced pepperoni
8 ounces mozzarella cheese (shredded)
This is a scrumptious casserole that merges two of your favorite dishes into one. It will bring you the flavor of a pizza in the shape of pasta.
This makes for a wonderful family meal that your kids would love since it has all your favorite flavors baked into one casserole dish. This is one of those perfect weeknight meals which you can make the night before and then just pop it in the oven when you get home the next day.
Calories per serving: 455g
Calories from the fat present: 216 (45%)
Total Fat: 24g
If taken in proper portions, this meal can prove to be a healthy meal. The cheese content may be a little bit intimidating but they have their health benefits as well. Cheese provides calcium, protein, vitamin A, vitamin B12, zinc, and phosphorous, to the body. It is also said to have conjugated linoleic acid, this is a fact that possibly has weight0reducing, heart protective, and anti-cancer properties. If you wish, you can even substitute the cheeses for low-fat cheese for an even healthier meal.
How to Make Pepperoni Pizza Casserole
During the 1800s, the pizza was considered a peasant meal by the Italians. This concept took a turn when Raffaele Esposito, an Italian baker created and baked margarita pizza for a visiting royalty. He topped the pizza with white mozzarella cheese, red tomato sauce, and green basil leaves which immensely impressed the king and queen. This lead to pizza being in demand overnight, and regular product in the menus of several Italian restaurants.