Pepperoni Pizza Casserole with Garlic Breadstick Lattice Recipe
An easy pizza inspired pasta casserole featuring a delicious garlic breadstick lattice topping!
Course Dinner, Main
Main Ingredient Pasta
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 38minutes
16ouncepackage of rigatoni pasta
½poundItalian turkey sausagecasings removed
1jarpizza or pasta sauce14 oz
2cupsItalian 4 cheese blendshredded
1canrefrigerated breadstick dough
Cook pasta as directed on package, minus 3 minutes. Drain and set aside.
Saute 1 tbsp butter, onion, 2 cloves garlic and brown mushrooms about 3 minutes. Add tomato and saute for another 2 minutes.
Remove from heat and mix in pizza sauce and 3 ounces of pepperoni. Set aside.
Place about half of the pasta in the bottom of a large baking dish. Spoon about half of your sauce mixture evenly over pasta. Cover evenly with about half of your cheese.
Layer the rest of the pasta and then the rest of the sauce. Add layer of basil leaves before topping with rest of the cheese. Add the last 1 ounce of pepperoni to top and sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
Cover in foil and bake in a preheated 350F for 20 minutes.
Remove from oven and remove foil. Create criss cross lattice with breadstick dough and then brush generously with melted butter plus garlic mixture.
Bake at 375F until the cheese has melted and the breadsticks start to turn golden brown (about 18 minutes).
If you'd like to make this without the breadsticks, simply bake in foil for 25 mins and then remove foil and bake an additional 10 minutes, til cheese is golden brown.
Pepperoni Pizza Casserole with Garlic Breadstick Lattice Recipe from Surf and Sunshine at https://www.surfandsunshine.com/pepperoni-pizza-casserole-recipe/