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Sausage Pizza Pasta Recipe

Sausage Pizza Pasta Recipe

It's pizza in a bowl! Here's a terrific (and tasty) way to make sure your kids get the whole grains and vegetables they need to grow up big and strong. —Danna Holt, Shoals, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cups uncooked whole grain spiral pasta
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, cook sausage, mushrooms, green pepper and onion over medium heat 5-6 minutes or until sausage is no longer pink and vegetables are tender, breaking up sausage into crumbles; drain.
  • 2. Stir in pasta, pizza sauce, water, Italian seasoning and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 10-15 minutes or until pasta is tender. Remove from heat; sprinkle with cheese. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups equals 358 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 577 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 21 g protein.

Reviews for Sausage Pizza Pasta

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Reviewed Jan. 7, 2014

"This dish only calls for 1 lb of sausage, and I used a 20-oz package. For hearty eaters, this turned out to only be enough for 3 people, instead of 6 servings. I had expected to have enough leftovers for a 2nd night. One member of my family would've liked more green pepper and more onion. Step #1 took twice as long to do even with frequent stirring--about 10 minutes. Step #2 also took longer, on account of the whole-grain pasta not being cooked within 10-15 minutes; I'd either pre-cook the pasta and add it near the end or allow more cooking time."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.