Tax Day Meal Help

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Simple and Delish!

In honor of it being Monday AND Tax Day and knowing many of us are stressed and stretched for time, I thought I’d share the recipe I will be making for supper this evening.

Seems simple enough and looks pretty good!

Pizza Casserole:

1 (16 ounce) package uncooked rotini pasta
1 lb ground Italian sausage
1 (24 ounce) jar pasta sauce
1 (16 ounce) container cottage cheese
1 (2 1/4 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained (optional)
1 (4 ounce) can mushrooms, drained
12 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
2 (3 ounce) packages sliced pepperoni

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9X13 casserole dish.

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place pasta in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.

In a skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage until evenly brown, drain grease. Mix in the cooked pasta and pasta sauce. Pour into prepared casserole dish.

In a bowl, mix the cottage cheese, olives, mushrooms and mozzarella cheese.

Spoon the cheese mixture over the sausage and pasta mixture. Top with pepperoni slices.

Bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until bubbly and lightly browned.

Note: I prepared this dish precisely as described with the exception of the black olives. (My family revolted against the olives, though I think they would have been a nice addition.) Also,  it is best to use the 9 x 13 dish. I made the mistake of using a deeper narrower dish and the result was less than desirable, which helps explain my next post called What’s for Supper? about my lack of culinary talent.

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About barbarawmadden

I began teaching in 1981, but after a few years decided staying home with my children was what was best for my family. After almost 20 years raising four children, I returned to the classroom in 2005.

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