Pizza Casserole

Pizza Casserole

Miz Helen's Kitchen

Serves 8 to 10


1 pound Italian sausage

1 (6 ounce) package of Canadian Bacon, chopped

2 (8 ounce) packages fresh Baby Portobello Mushrooms, sliced

1 medium onion, chopped

3 garlic pods, minced

1 (5.5 ounce) can Spicy Hot V-8 juice

2 (26 ounce) jars- Garlic-Basil Marinara sauce

1 cup shredded Parmesan Cheese

1-1/2 cup Ricotta Cheese

1-1/2 cup Sour Cream

1 (16 ounce) package Penne Pasta, prepared according to package directions

2 cups mixed Italian Cheese

2 cups pepperoni, sliced

Cooking Spray


Prepare the pasta according to package directions and set aside.

In a large skillet, brown the Italian sausage, add the Canadian Bacon, Mushrooms,onion and garlic. Cook until the onion is clear.

Add the Spicy Hot Juice and stir well. Cook for 3 minutes

Add the marinara and simmer for 10 minutes.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the Parmesan Cheese, Ricotta Cheese and the Sour Cream.

Spray a deep 9X13 baking dish with cooking spray. 

Begin the layers.

First Layer: Pasta

Second Layer: Meat and Sauce

Third Layer:Cheese Mixture

Fourth Layer: Pasta

Fifth Layer: Meat and Sauce

Sixth Layer: Italian Cheese

Seventh Layer: Pepperoni

Set the baking dish on a foil covered baking sheet.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.

Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes before serving.