Time: 50 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
Who says pepperoni is only for pizza? Pepperoni Casserole fully embraces pepperoni’s smoky, spicy flavor by making it the star: the pasta provides a tender foundation and the pasta sauce accents the seasonings in the meat. Pepperoni Casserole even features even more savory sausage to make it extra meaty and extra delicious.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Lightly grease a 9x13-inch casserole dish.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
Place the rotini pasta in the pot and cook until al dente, about 8-10 minutes.
Drain the pasta.
In a frying pan or skillet cook the sausage over medium heat until evenly cooked and the sausage has a nice brown color, about 6-8 minutes.
In the prepared casserole dish, mix the cooked pasta, sausage, and pasta sauce.
Mix the cottage cheese, olives, and mozzarella cheese in a bowl.
Spoon the cheese mixture over the sausage and pasta mixture.
Top the casserole with the pepperoni slices.
Bake until bubbly and cheese is lightly browned, about 25 minutes.