This cheesy pasta casserole combines all the pizza favorites! Serve with a crisp green salad. Makes 4-6 servings.


  • 2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 can (15 oz.) pizza sauce
  • 1 package (3 oz.) thick-sliced pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (4 oz.) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Italian cheese blend


  • Lightly spray 2-quart microwave-safe casserole with no-stick cooking spray; set aside. In large bowl, combine pasta, pizza sauce, pepperoni, bell pepper, onion, mushrooms, and Italian seasoning. Turn mixture into casserole. Pour water over pasta mixture; cover.
  • Microwave on HIGH, 7-9 minutes or until mixture is bubbling. Remove lid; stir. Microwave on power Level 3, 10-12 minutes until noodles are tender and liquid is absorbed. Top with shredded cheese. Let stand, covered, 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted.