Saturday, October 16, 2010

Italian Sausage Pizza Cassarole

I had some turkey italian sausage I bought a few days ago and was looking for a recipe to make with them.
I ran across this recipe on a great website I turn to when I'm in the mood to cook.
I'm always in the mood to cook !!!

Ingredients:

splash of Olive Oil

3 Italian Sausage Links or bulk Sausage

1/4-1/2 cup Chopped Onion

2 cloves crushed Garlic

6 cups Penne Pasta, cooked and drained

2 (8 ounce) can Tomato Sauce or Pizza Sause

2 cups grated Mozzarella Cheese

2 tablespoons dried Iitalian Seasoning

add-ins: black olives, mushrooms, green pepper..........


Directions:


Take the italian sausage links and cut down the middle to remove the casing.



Add a splash of olive oil to skillet,
cook sausage and onion over medium heat until meat is about half way through cooking.

Add the crushed garlic.

Continue cooking until the meat is no longer pink.  Drain.

Add the tomato sauce/pizza sauce.

Add the italian seasoning if using tomato sauce.
Mix the meat and the sauce together well.

Layer the bottom of a buttered 13x9 inch cassarole pan with the penne pasta.


Top the pasta with the meat mixture.


Top the pasta mixture with grated mozzarella.

I ran out of grated cheese,
so I used the sliced I had on hand.
That's what happens when you cook in your jammies and don't want to run to the store ;)

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes until casserole is heated through
and the cheese is melted.
 
 
YUMMY
Serve with salad and garlic bread if you really want to impress them !!!

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