Thursday, March 3, 2011

Pizza Casserole

This is a meal that will certainly get the kid seal of approval, by allowing kids to top with their favorite pizza toppings. Even big kids will enjoy!

Pizza Casserole

6 Tbsp butter
1/2 c all purpose flour
1 cup whole milk (I did use 2%)
1 16 oz jar prepared pasta sauce (I used Publix five cheese blend)
2 8oz packages Italian blend shredded cheese (I used one and it was plenty)
1 5oz package grated Parmesan cheese
1 lb. linguine, prepared by box directions
1/4 c chopped yellow onion*
1/4 c sliced black olives*
pepperoni slices*

(*add whatever pizza toppings you enjoy)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a casserole dish or spring form round pan with cooking spray.

2.In a stock pot melt butter over medium heat. When melted whisk in flour until thickened. Add milk and stir until butter, flour is incorporated. Add prepared pasta sauce and stir. Add cheeses and store until blended, making sure not to stick to bottom of pot. Stir in prepared pasta. Stir to blend well. Pour into casserole dish or spring form pan. Cover loosely with foil.

3. Bake for 40 minutes or until set. Remove foil and *add mushrooms, onions, olives, pepperoni and whatever pizza topping you like. Return to over uncovered and bake an additional 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven. Allow to set in pan 10 minutes before serving. If in a casserole dish, cut into squares, if spring form pan remove sides and cut into pizza shaped wedges. Serve hot!

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Mari said...

It looks really good, and family friendly too!

ButterYum said...

Oh yes, this is definitely a kid approved dish!

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