A delightfully different way to enjoy the taste of pizza! Be sure to grab a fork, since this is not your usual finger-food pizza!
3 cups rotini pasta, uncooked
1 pound bulk Italian sausage
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup bell pepper, chopped
1/4 cup water
4 ounces sliced pepperoni
1 (14-15 oz.) jar pizza sauce
1 (4 oz.) can sliced mushrooms, drained
1 cup shredded pizza cheese blend
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 3 quart casserole dish with cooking spray. Set aside. In a 3 quart saucepan, cook pasta according to package directions; drain and return to the saucepan.
2. In a 10 inch skillet over medium heat, cook sausage until no longer pink; drain. Stir sausage, bell pepper, water, pepperoni, pizza sauce and mushrooms into pasta in saucepan. Spoon pasta mixture into the casserole dish and sprinkle with cheese.
3. Cover casserole and bake for 30-35 minutes or until hot and cheese is melted. Yields 6 servings.