Pasta Pizza

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Pasta Pizza
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  • 6 to 8 ServingsServings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ziti, Rigatoni or other medium pasta shape, uncooked
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 8- oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp. dried mixed Italian herbs, or 2 tbsp. minced fresh oregano and 2 tbsp. minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1 16- oz. can crushed tomatoes, or two cups chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 2 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. hot red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 green bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped carry
  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 6 green olives, sliced
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Preparation

Preparation

1 Prepare pasta according to package directions, reducing cooking time by 1 to 2 minutes; drain.

2 Spray a 9 x 13 x 2-inch baking dish with vegetable cooking spray.

3 . Transfer pasta to baking dish and toss with the mixed herbs, tomato sauce and Romano cheese.

4 Mix the garlic and hot red pepper flakes with the tomatoes and pour all over top of pasta.

5 . Layer the remaining ingredients, ending with the mozzarella.

6 Bake at 400-o F for 15 minutes and serve.

Source: National Pasta Association