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Pizza Pasta Dinner

Pizza Pasta Dinner
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD: 6 servings.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound Johnsonville® Ground Mild 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.

Reviews

Average Rating:
  • voodoowitch
    Nov 9, 2012

    This was good but watery. Would probably drain the tomatoes next time or pour off some liquid at least. I substituted a jar of pizza sauce for the spaghetti sauce. Recipe makes a lot. I will probably cut the pepperoni slices in 1/2 next time so they are easier to eat.

  • tnhoneypot21
    Nov 10, 2010

    This was great. Made it for a weekly cookout and everyone loved it and went back for seconds. This is a keeper!

  • eilerslk
    May 30, 2010

    Very very good! My husband says " That's a keeper to repeat."

  • mountainberrybutterfly
    Dec 31, 1969

    I know its a lot of work, but posting the nutritional values is very helpful. Especially to diabetics who must count the carbs in everything. Thank you.

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