Pizza Pasta

Muir Glen Pizza Pasta


3 3/4 cups uncooked regular or multigrain rotini pasta (12 oz)

3/4 lb lean Italian turkey sausage, casings removed

1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)

1lb fresh mushrooms, sliced (6 cups)

1 can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen® organic diced tomatoes, undrained

1 jar (25.5 oz) Muir Glen® organic Italian herb pasta sauce

1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves

1 package (6 oz) sliced turkey pepperoni

1 bag (8 oz) shredded reduced-fat Italian cheese blend (2 cups)

Prep time: 30 minutes  |  Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes

70% less fat • 77% less sat fat • 46% more vitamin A than the original recipe—see the comparison. Get the best of both entrees in an easy-to-make, easy-to-bake dish. From eatbetteramerica.

Preparation & Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In 5-quart Dutch oven, cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt. Drain; return to Dutch oven.

  2. Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, crumble sausage. Cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink; drain if necessary.

  3. Add onion and mushrooms to sausage in skillet; cook 7 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, or until vegetables are tender. Stir in tomatoes; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 3 to 4 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in pasta sauce and basil. Heat just to boiling.

  4. Add sausage mixture, pepperoni and 1 1/2 cups of the cheese to pasta in Dutch oven; stir until well mixed. Spread in ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Spray sheet of foil with cooking spray; cover baking dish with foil, sprayed side down.

  5. Bake 30 minutes or until bubbly and thoroughly heated. Remove foil; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake uncovered 5 to 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

What is "Healthified"?
We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the original.

Special Touch
Our tasters liked the consistency of this recipe, but if you like saucy pasta dishes, add an 8-oz can of tomato or pizza sauce with the pasta sauce.

Like it spicy? Choose hot turkey Italian sausage instead of mild for a spicier dish.

We recommend using organic ingredients where available. For more information see Why Organic?