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Pizza Pasta Bake

 Pizza Pasta Bake
I found this recipe in a cookbook 33 years ago, when I was newly married. It's tasty and simple to prepare-just right for a busy couple. It's also easy to double for a family of four.
2 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Dash pepper

Directions

  • In a skillet, cook sausage, green pepper and onion over medium heat
  • until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the macaroni, tomato
  • sauce, 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, water, oregano and pepper.
  • Transfer to a lightly greased 1-qt. baking dish; sprinkle with
  • remaining cheese. Cover and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or
  • until liquid is absorbed and casserole is heated through. Yield: 2
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1-1/2 cups) equals 379 calories, 24 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 1,174 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 17 g protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as

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Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.