Sausage Pizza Bake

When I plan my meals out for the week, I usually include at least a few super-simple recipes for busy nights. My Sausage Pizza Bake recipe is one of my go-tos.

When you have a million things going on, the last thing you’re able to do is spend hours in the kitchen cooking, even if you want to. However, you crave a homemade meal that’s nourishing for yourself and for your family. I can relate!

When I plan my meals out for the week, I usually include at least a few super-simple recipes for busy nights. My Sausage Pizza Bake recipe is one of my go-tos. It’s one that you can make a night ahead and refrigerate until you’re ready to put it in the oven.

When you first saw the name of this recipe, was the thing that came to mind a store-bought packaged meal, like Hamburger Helper? This is the real food version: no GMOs, preservatives, or additives like MSG.

Organic pastured pork, fresh organic peppers and mushrooms, and homemade tomato sauce are a few of the nutritious ingredients that set this Sausage Pizza Bake far apart from the store-bought versions.

Sausage Pizza Bake

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Serving Size: 6

Sausage Pizza Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon organic olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 organic green bell pepper
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 cup organic mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried organic basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried organic oregano
  • 1 pound organic ground pork sausage (preferably pastured pork)
  • 4 cups organic pizza or pasta sauce (I make large batches of my homemade sauce and freeze for future use in recipes such as this one)
  • 1/2 pound cooked organic whole wheat penne pasta
  • 2 cups grated organic mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated organic Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook pasta.
  3. While pasta is cooking, sauté garlic, bell pepper and onion in the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large saucepan, for about 3 minutes. Add mushrooms and sauté for a few minutes longer, until tender and lightly browned.
  4. Stir in the dried herbs.
  5. Add the ground sausage and cook until the meat browns and there is no pink.
  6. Drain excess liquid and grease from the pan if desired.
  7. Stir in tomato sauce and bring to a simmer. Allow to simmer for about 10 minutes.
  8. Add cooked penne pasta.
  9. Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
  10. Spread half of the sausage pizza mixture into the dish, then sprinkle with 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese and 1/4 of the parmesan.
  11. Spread the remaining sausage pizza mixture into the dish and top with the remaining cup of mozzarella and 1/4 cup of parmesan.
  12. Bake for around 20 minutes, until cheeses are slightly golden brown.
  13. Cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.
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