This versatile one-dish pasta bake uses your favorite pizza ingredients like bell pepper, sausage, pepperoni, and olives--and you can use your family's favorite pasta shapes.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the pasta according to package directions.

  • While pasta is cooking, cook the sausage in a skillet over medium heat until just lightly pink. Add green bell pepper and onion to the sausage. Continue cooking until the meat is cooked through. Add the pepperoni, olives, cream cheese, and sauce. Cook over low heat until heated through and cheese has melted.

  • When pasta is done, drain and return to the pot. Stir the sausage mixture into the pasta; stir to coat the pasta.

  • Add half of the pasta mixture to prepared baking dish. Top with half of the mozzarella cheese. Spread the remaining pasta over the cheese and top with the remaining mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with the Italian seasoning and place a few pepperoni slices on top, if you like.

  • Bake until the cheese has melted and the pasta is heated through, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

758 calories; 36.8 g total fat; 84 mg cholesterol; 1721 mg sodium. 71 g carbohydrates; 36.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2016
This has been my go to for school sports Pasta Parties the day before events. BUT it is not Pizza Pasta without pizza sauce! I include a small can of Pastorelli Pizza Sauce mixed with enough spaghetti sauce to make it taste more like pizza and not just a pot of spaghetti. The small can is enough as it is more acidic and stronger then the spaghetti sauce. I only use black olives and mushrooms as they can be picked out and I am allergic to green bell peppers and they are not a kid friendly flavor. Kids are always happy when it is MY turn to host! Read More
(17)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2015
Pizza Pasta Bake Haiku: "Very kid-friendly. But made without the cream cheese. I'd rather pizza." Taste was good but I think I'd rather have all of those ingredients on pizza crust in my hands rather than mixed in w/ penne pasta. Did everything as directed other than not having cream cheese and my daughter loved it and I thought it was yummy but not enough to go out of my way to make again. Read More
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84 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 58
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2016
This has been my go to for school sports Pasta Parties the day before events. BUT it is not Pizza Pasta without pizza sauce! I include a small can of Pastorelli Pizza Sauce mixed with enough spaghetti sauce to make it taste more like pizza and not just a pot of spaghetti. The small can is enough as it is more acidic and stronger then the spaghetti sauce. I only use black olives and mushrooms as they can be picked out and I am allergic to green bell peppers and they are not a kid friendly flavor. Kids are always happy when it is MY turn to host! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2015
Very yummy comfort food. Great for family dinner and potlucks. A twist on pizza lasagna and spaghetti. One recipe will feed a large family or big appetites. Easy and quick to make and uses ingredients usually on hand. Works well with "regular" sausage or even hamburger. I've made just as written and also adjusted vegetables to taste. Both times were equally good. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2014
I loved it even though the only veggie I had was black olives. Can't wait to make it again with all my favorite pizza veggies. Satisfied my pizza craving with no pizza place or frozen pizza in sight. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2015
Use any other prepared sauce than Ragu. Ew! I used ricotta instead of cream cheese and added it just before putting the sauce in the past. Also added garlic and a shot of Worcestershire to the sauce and added cooked Italian sausage crumbles along with pepperoni to the top. Don't be afraid experiment! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2016
This is like my version of pizza casserole without the cream cheese or sour cream which I have made numerous times over the past 20 years. It's a keeper and works very well for a crowd at a potluck or picnic. I also use extra sauce mix all together put in a 3 qt.casserole dish and bake for approx. 20-30 minutes in oven. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2016
I'm not necessarily a pepperoni pizza fan since I prefer hamburger but I did make this and thought it was "right on" for flavor. It's obviously not a pizza but the taste of one was clear. I added some garlic with the onion and didn't have any black olives (which I haven't ever had on a pizza) but thought that this was very good and will make it again either with pepp. sausage or hamburger. I use my friends as guinea pigs for un-tried recipes and they also thought it was a "keeper." Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2015
This is very good. I did use sour cream. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2016
I actually made this before I found this recipe but I did a few things different. On the bottom of the pan I added a layer of shredded Parmesan. I used sweet Italian sausage and a Hillshire Farms hot Kielbasa and added some crushed red pepper. I added a little brown sugar to the meat the last few minutes of cooking. After putting the first layer in the pan I added 5 ounces of Blue Cheese along with a good layer of mozzarella. Then the second layer of pasta topped with more mozzarella shredded Parmesan and a cup and a half of a good crunchy panko. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2015
I loved it but our 5 year old said it was spicy. She liked it though and ate it twice. I went a little light on the amount of pasta and it still made enough for 8. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2015
Pizza Pasta Bake Haiku: "Very kid-friendly. But made without the cream cheese. I'd rather pizza." Taste was good but I think I'd rather have all of those ingredients on pizza crust in my hands rather than mixed in w/ penne pasta. Did everything as directed other than not having cream cheese and my daughter loved it and I thought it was yummy but not enough to go out of my way to make again. Read More
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