If it’s Friday, it’s pizza – at least when my kids are home. This was a fun recipe I recently discovered at a Sunday-school potluck and brought it home to try. My boys loved it and loved helping me make it.
You can substitute different shapes of pasta and use almost any pizza toppings you’d like. My kids had an argument over pepperoni versus hamburger and mushroom, so I let them fix individual casseroles. Voila! Problem solved.
16 oz penne pasta
2 jars (32 oz) red pasta sauce
3 cups mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
Pizza toppings of your choice, such as 1/2 lb ground beef (browned), 8 oz pepperoni, black olives, mushrooms, green peppers, etc…
Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain well. Toss with red sauce and half of cheese. Place half of noodles in prepared dish. Cover with three-quarters of pizza toppings. Top with remaining noodles. Cover with the other half of the cheese, then with the remaining quarter of pizza toppings.
Bake at 350° F until cheese is bubbly.
Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 632, Calories from Fat: 316, Fat: 35 g, Cholesterol: 108 mg, Sodium: 2123 mg, Carbohydrates: 61 g, Fiber: 8 g, Sugars: 12 g, Protein: 27 g.
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