Friday night is pizza night at our house. Usually. Since my youngest son has been sick, I didn’t feel like making homemade pizzas but wanted to make something similar.
This Pasta Pizza Casserole turned out to be perfect. Cheesy and saucy (if you add more, I didn’t) with your favorite pizza toppings. Cooked in a casserole while you tend to more pressing things..like nebulizers and meds and making certain others are not neglected.
I used just enough cheese to hold the pasta together. Feel free to add more cheese, sauce and herbs to make this your own. I would add another egg if I added more sauce.
Pasta Pizza Casserole
- 16 oz dried medium size pasta, your favorite
- 2 oz. neufchatel or cream cheese
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon ground garlic
- 26 oz. jar prepared spaghetti sauce
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 – 1/2 to 2 cups mozzarella cheese
- turkey pepperoni
- sliced black olives
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 13×9 pan with non-stick spray. Cook pasta according to directions for al dente. Drain. In a large mixing bowl; mix ricotta, neufchatel, parmesan, beaten egg, basil, oregano and garlic. Fold in hot, drained pasta. Stir in spaghetti sauce until pasta is covered. Pour in 13×9 pan.
Top with shredded cheese, turkey pepperoni and black olives or your favorite toppings. Cook 20 to 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and casserole bubbles around edges.