Sunday, January 31, 2010

Supreme Pizza Pasta

Before I started this blog I had an idea to make pizza pasta. I figured the whole house likes pizza and pasta so why not put the 2 together. It came out delicious. So when planning this weeks menu I thought I would make it again, but based on a supreme pizza this time.

2 hot italian sausage, casings removed
8 to 10 slices of pepperoni
1 bell pepper, chopped
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 jar pasta sauce, warmed
5 mushrooms, stems removed and sliced
1 13oz. package whole wheat penne noodles, cooked
2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
Feel free to add in any toppings you like on your supreme pizza

Make It:
Preheat oven to 375. Heat a small saute pan over medium heat, add italian sausage. Stir and break up with a spoon, cook until browned. Remove from pan, spray pan with pam and add bell pepper. Cook and stir until just barely softened, about 2 minutes, remove from pan. Spray pan with pam and add onion, cook and stir until barely softened, about 2 minutes, remove from pan. Spray pan again with pam and add mushrooms, cook and stir for a 1 minute, remove from pan. Put pepperoni in pan and cook for about 2 minutes, remove to a paper towel to drain some of the oil. Mix bell pepper, sausage, onion and mushroom together. Lightly spray a tall casserole dish with pam. Add 1/2 the noodles to the dish, ladle on enough sauce to cover pasta, and stir so noodles are coated. Layer on 1/2 the bell pepper combination, 1/2 the pepperoni, another ladle of sauce and smooth to cover. Sprinkle 1 cup of cheese onto sauce. Repeat these 6 steps again and put in the oven for 20 minutes until top layer of cheese is completely melted. Let sit outside the oven for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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