This is a hearty pizza macaroni bake jazzed up with pepperoni and sausage for pizza-like flavor. This is a favorite with kids. Rotini or ziti can be substituted for a more grown up look. This will be a hit at your next potluck!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 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).

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Stir in macaroni, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.

  • In a skillet over medium heat, cook the Italian sausage and onion until sausage is evenly brown and onion is tender. Drain grease.

  • In a bowl, mix the pizza sauce, tomato sauce, and milk. Stir in the sausage and onion, pepperoni, mushrooms, olives, and Canadian bacon. Gently mix in the cooked macaroni until evenly coated. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.

  • Cover, and bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove cover, top with cheese, and continue baking 15 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

380.9 calories; 18.7 g protein; 41.9 g carbohydrates; 35.8 mg cholesterol; 1036.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2010
Great stuff. I have made this before. One alternative is to use a little more cheese. Add 1/2 cup of freshly graded Romano to the mozzarella as well as a 1/2 cup of sharp cheddar. I also add ricotta or cottage cheese to the pasta and sauce mixture before I top the pasta bake with the 3 cheese combo. I also omitted the veggies and added Italian sausage along with the pepperoni. Best baked in a glass pan. Note that this can be pre-made and stored for up to 24 hours covered with plastic wrap in the fridge. That's you can come home from work and slap it in the oven and relax. Or you can do the prep earlier in the day when you have more energy and all you have to do before the Spouse gets home is the baking part. Serve with a fresh green or garden salad. Yum!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/20/2010
This was just ok for us. Very quick and easy to prepare but my husband did not care too much about it. Probably will not make again. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2010
Great stuff. I have made this before. One alternative is to use a little more cheese. Add 1/2 cup of freshly graded Romano to the mozzarella as well as a 1/2 cup of sharp cheddar. I also add ricotta or cottage cheese to the pasta and sauce mixture before I top the pasta bake with the 3 cheese combo. I also omitted the veggies and added Italian sausage along with the pepperoni. Best baked in a glass pan. Note that this can be pre-made and stored for up to 24 hours covered with plastic wrap in the fridge. That's you can come home from work and slap it in the oven and relax. Or you can do the prep earlier in the day when you have more energy and all you have to do before the Spouse gets home is the baking part. Serve with a fresh green or garden salad. Yum!! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2007
I prepared this with 1 pound of Italian sausage and skipped the veggies and Canadian bacon. Fantastic! It has a really rich pizza taste. I did use a casserole dish though and I think I will use a 9"x13" pan next time. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2010
Great stuff. I have made this before. One alternative is to use a little more cheese. Add 1/2 cup of freshly graded Romano to the mozzarella as well as a 1/2 cup of sharp cheddar. I also add ricotta or cottage cheese to the pasta and sauce mixture before I top the pasta bake with the 3 cheese combo. I also omitted the veggies and added Italian sausage along with the pepperoni. Best baked in a glass pan. Note that this can be pre-made and stored for up to 24 hours covered with plastic wrap in the fridge. That's you can come home from work and slap it in the oven and relax. Or you can do the prep earlier in the day when you have more energy and all you have to do before the Spouse gets home is the baking part. Serve with a fresh green or garden salad. Yum!! Read More
(14)
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Rating: 4 stars
11/04/2005
I used Rotini instead of macaroni and omitted the canadian bacon. I also sauteed the mushrooms a bit with the onion and sausage. Really any of your favorite pizza toppings would be great in this. I'd like to try ham and pineapple with a white sauce next time. Kids loved this - tasted just like pizza. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2009
Great recipe! I made it with ground beef pepperoni and turkey sausage. My husband won't touch mushrooms or olives so I omitted those and added chopped spinach to the skillet w/ the meat and onions. I also didn't have enough mozzarella so I added some grated provolone asiago and a little bit of sharp cheddar. Turned out just right.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2009
My family loved it. I changed it just a little. I used rotini pasta instead of ellbows. I used grd beef instead of sausage. I used spag. sauce instead of tomato (what i had on hand). Left out the milk and bacon. I also used a kraft 4 cheese pizza blend instead of mozz. It was wonderful. Anyway you make it its fantastic. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/13/2008
This was good my husband really liked it. I added 1 lb. of sausage wish I would've added more pepperoni. Probably because I didn't add the olives mushrooms or canadian bacon. I doubled the amount of cheese but mixed most of it in then topped with the remaining the last 10 minutes of baking. Good recipe to tweek to your personal "pizza topping" liking. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/20/2010
This was just ok for us. Very quick and easy to prepare but my husband did not care too much about it. Probably will not make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2010
This went over very well with my family! I omitted the pepperoni and olives. I increased the amount of mushrooms and used whole wheat pasta for half the pasta. VERY GOOD!! =) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2010
My picky girls love it. I just ignored all vegetable as my girls don't like any of them and followed the rest of recipe. I can't wait to try this recipe with macaroni spaghetti and other pasta. Read More
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