Hearty Noodle Casserole

Hearty Noodle Casserole

Hearty Noodle Casserole


Makes 4 to 6 servings


1 pound Italian sausage, casings removed
1 jar (26-1/2 ounces) pasta sauce
1 pint (16 ounces) ricotta or cottage cheese
1 package (12 ounces) extra wide egg noodles, cooked
1 package (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1 can (4 ounces) sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Brown sausage in large skillet over medium-high heat stirring to break up meat. Drain fat.
  2. Combine sauce, sausage, ricotta cheese, noodles, half the mozzarella cheese, mushrooms and bell pepper in large bowl. Spoon into 3-quart or 13X9-inch baking pan. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese.
  3. Bake, uncovered, about 25 minutes or until heated through.

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