I love the taste of pizza, but I have a confession to make. I can't stand the crust. I know many people think the crust is the best part, but I am not among them. And more often than not, I'm one of "those" that eats all the way up to the edge of the crust, and stops there. What a waste! Until I figured out I could have all the great flavors of pizza but with another carb, one of my favorite carbs, replacing the crust - pasta!
That's what I've done with this casserole. Mixed in all my favorite pizza toppings - sausage, pepperoni, bacon, and peppers, and combined them all with pasta, cheese, and pizza sauce. It's a casserole that really does taste like a pie I'd get from my local pizzeria, but without any of that blasted crust. It may be the only way I eat "pizza" from now on.