Italian Pasta Casserole

Italian Pasta Casserole

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • Ingredients

  • 2

    cups uncooked spiral pasta

  • ½

    pound lean ground beef (90% lean)

  • ½

    pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed

  • 1

    small onion, finely chopped

  • 1

    garlic clove, minced

  • 2

    cans (14-½ ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained

  • cup tomato paste

  • ¾

    teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • ½

    teaspoon chili powder

  • ¼

    teaspoon dried oregano

  • teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon garlic powder

  • teaspoon dried thyme

  • teaspoon pepper

  • 2

    ounces sliced turkey pepperoni

  • 1

    cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

Directions Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, crumble beef and sausage into a large skillet; add onion. Cook and stir over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Drain pasta; stir in meat mixture and pepperoni. Transfer half of the pasta mixture to a 2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with half of the cheese; repeat layers. Cover and bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 6 servings. Nutritional Facts 1 cup equals 335 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 752 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 26 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat


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