Pizza Casserole

Pizza Casserole
Makes 6 to 8 servings
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  1. 1 
(1-pound) package ground sweet Italian sausage
  2. 1 
(8-ounce) package sliced fresh baby portobello mushrooms
  3. 1 
(6-ounce) package Canadian bacon, chopped
  4. 1 cup chopped onion
  5. 2 
tablespoons minced garlic
  6. 1/2 cup dry red wine
  7. 2 
(26-ounce) jars marinara sauce
  8. 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  9. 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  10. 1 cup ricotta cheese
  11. 1 cup sour cream
  12. 1 
(16-ounce) package ziti pasta, cooked according 
to package directions
  13. 1 
(16-ounce) package shredded whole-milk mozzarella cheese
  14. 1 cup sliced pepperoni
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 4-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet, cook sausage and next 4 ingredients over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sausage is browned and crumbly; drain. Add wine, and cook 5 to 10 minutes or until almost all liquid is evaporated. Stir in marinara and red pepper; remove from heat.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together Parmesan, ricotta, and sour cream.
  4. In prepared pan, layer half of pasta, half of sausage mixture, all ricotta mixture, and half of mozzarella. Repeat layers, and arrange pepperoni on top.
  5. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
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