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Pizza Pasta Dinner

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

6 servings

The flavors found in this delicious dish are always welcome in Claudia Malone’s house in Louisville, Kentucky. Packed with pasta, three kinds of meats, veggies and cheese, it makes a hearty and filling meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 ounces sliced pepperoni
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup chopped ripe olives
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the beef, sausage, green pepper and onion until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the pepperoni, tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, mushrooms and olives; cook and stir for 5 minutes.
  2. Drain pasta; stir into meat mixture. Heat through. Sprinkle with cheese. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand until cheese is melted.
  3. Freeze option: Do not cook or add pasta. Freeze meat sauce in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Cook pasta according to package directions. Place meat sauce in a large skillet; heat through, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary. Add pasta and top with cheese as directed.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/3 cups: 461 calories, 25g fat (9g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 1129mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 5g fiber), 25g protein.

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