This post has been recently updated to include the new myWW points for each plan. I also updated the recipe before because when I originally made this back in 2011, I had halved the recipe and never updated instructions for what pan to use. Whoops!
It’s pizza and pasta combined into one easy dish. Rotini pasta, pasta sauce, italian turkey sausage, low fat cheese, and turkey pepperoni. The original recipe for this had 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and by reducing the amount to 2 teaspoons, that reduced the fat greatly. I don’t get why people think they have to use a ton amount of olive oil when sauteing vegetables or browning a big hunk of meat? I successfully browned chicken breast thighs with only 2 teaspoons of olive oil.
If you like pizza and pasta then you’ll really like this dish, and it almost reminds me of hamburger helper. I’m going to come up with my own taco pasta casserole using this method. Just think of all the different combinations you can come up with.
Ingredients from food.com
Calories 254.3 | Fat: 8.4 g | Carbs: 24.5g | Fiber 1.9 g | Protein 19.7g
1 lb mild Italian turkey sausage
1 medium onion, chopped (optional)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 (26 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce (I used Preggo Heart Smart)
8 ounces rotini pasta, cooked and drained
1 cup shredded fat-free mozzarella cheese
15 slices of turkey pepperoni
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook sausage, onion, and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain any access fat. Stir in spaghetti sauce and pasta.
- Transfer to 13×9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese and arrange pepperoni over the top.
- Bake, uncovered, 25-30 minutes or until heated through.
Freeze option: Cool unbaked casseroles; cover and freeze up to 3 months. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake as directed, increasing time to 35-40 minutes or until heated through and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°.
- Slice the casserole into 8 equal portions, serving size: 1 piece or slice of casserole.
MyWW points: Blue: 11; Green: 11; Purple: 11
- Category: Easy
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Italian
- Serving Size: 1/8th of the casserole
Keywords: pizza pasta casserole
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