RECIPE: Pepperoni & Sausage Pizza Pasta Casserole

December 10, 2013·

I have been feeling like I’ve been in a cooking rut lately. I know that’s not really the case, but I tend to make the same dishes over and over again. Once I find a dish (or seven) that I like, I end up putting them in rotation.

I really LOVE to cook. I wasn’t always like that… but in the past few years, cooking has become therapeutic for me. I love experimenting with new recipes, new flavors, etc.

Anyway. I was planning on making pizza for dinner last night, but I ended up feeling like that was, again, a food crutch. So I got to thinking. And this is the recipe that I ended up making and it was DELICIOUS! So easy. So delicious. I can’t wait to eat the leftovers of it, too. 🙂

Here’s the recipe:


  • 1lb of ground sausage (I used Johnsonville hot ground sausage)
  • 1 box of pasta (I used bowtie pasta)
  • 1 jar of your favorite pasta sauce (I used Prego Italian Sausage and Garlic)
  • 2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Turkey pepperoni


In a large pot, cook the box of pasta according to the directions. Drain it and then save about 1/4 – 1/2 cup of the hot water.

In a skillet, brown the sausage and set aside.

Then, in a large bowl, combine the cooked pasta, browned sausage, and pasta sauce. Mix it up real good. Then, place in a 13×9″ baking dish.

Cover with the mozzarella cheese and then top with the pepperoni.

Place, uncovered, in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

Eat and enjoy!

RECIPE: Pepperoni & Sausage Pizza Pasta Casserole What about you? What recipes have you tried lately? Will you make this?