This was different, yet fairly simple. A great crowd-pleaser for a picky family. No leftovers!
I turned this vegetarian to suit our diet and my hubby and I loved it! I used 2 small jars of Ragu Pizza Sauce, added 1 can of tomato sauce and tomato paste and a few seasonings, used Quorn brand veggie meat crumbles - cooked with onion, spices and garlic, random pasta I had in my cupboard (a mix of whole wheat thin spaghetti and alphabet pasta), added 2 cups shredded zucchini into one layer, topped with some feta cheese, olives and italian seasoning. I omitted ham, pepperoni and sausage. I will make this again using more of our regular veggie pizza toppings - spinach, sun dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, sweet peppers, etc. Thanks for posting!
This was fabulous!! I cooked 2 cups of Penne, put half in the bottom of my dish and mixed with spaghetti sauce then added 4 ounces of Mozzarella and sprinkled with Parmesan. Topped with remaining half of pasta and spooned more sauce over just til pasta was coated. Added some diced pepperoni from a stick leftover from the holidays and another 4 ounces of Mozzarella. Topped with some onion that I had lightly carmelized added some green pepper, a few more pieces of pepperoni and a small can of mushrooms. Topped with a dusting of Parmesan and baked. DH was very skeptical but after he took the first bite he was hooked. It's a WINNER!
I made this to bring to a family get together and everyone went BANANA's for it. If you're watching your waistline you may want to look elsewhere, but, if you are looking for some incredibly delicious comfort food that will feed a crowd? This is it! Yummy! Thanks for posting!
I made this for my son and his friends when they were all here for a birthday sleepover. I bought a block of mozzarella cheese and grated it myself and didn't use nearly what the recipe said. I also cut out the sausage and only used pepperoni. I can get little bags of over 100 rounds of pepperoni for 2.49 where my husband works. It wasn't nearly as expensive that way. And, the kids loved it. Even my picky eater who hates everything, loved it. I used pizza sauce instead of the spaghetti sauce too. Also, added sliced black olives. The kids said it tastes just like a pepperoni pizza. Good basic recipe and easy to play with on the ingredients. Thanks for posting it!!!
Awesome and easy! The whole family loved it.
This was a great recipe and was popular with the group served. I used extra pasta (1 2/3 pounds) but the same amount of meat. I substituted the ham with ground beef and put the onions with the beef instead of the sausage. Also used 2 fifteen ounce cans of pizza sauce, one 29 oz can of tomato sauce and a jar of tomato basil pasta sauce. I mixed all of the sauces together and added onion powder, garlic powder, oregano and Italian seasoning and heated to bring out the flavors of the herbs. By using more pasta and sauce, I was able to make two 9X13X3 inch pans and both were plenty rich and meaty enough. Also used one large bag of pizza cheese and had enough cheese left over to make garlic cheese bread. Will definitely make again for a crowd. Thanks!
I made some modifications to make this a bit healthier for DH and me. I used Italian turkey sausage links, crumbled up in place of the Jimmy Dean. I skipped the ham completely, added sliced mushrooms, used turkey pepperoni slices, and reduced fat cheeses. It was delish! Makes a ton, so I froze half for later. Thanks for the great recipe.
I made this along time and go and I am sorry that I forgot to rate it. Delicious!
Made this Casserole for a potluck this weekend and I came home with an empty dish...It was amazing and everybody loved it! I made it somewhat healthier by using Turkey Sausage, Turkey Pepperoni, healty request sauce, whole wheat pasta and low fat cheese...still had a great taste!