Everyday Mom's Meals: The Turtles Are Coming

Monday, September 21, 2015

The Turtles Are Coming

We are coming to the end of September so quickly, sad I know, but we have actually been looking forward to this time of year for a while now. Why? Because one of our favorite places to visit for a fun filled day, The Indianapolis Children's Museum, is getting a brand new exhibit on September 26th. 

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are coming!! That's right, these Heroes in the Half Shell are descending upon our great state with all their ninja skills and teamwork! Now, ya'll know how much a good ninja is near and dear to this Tae Kwon Do Family's heart, hence why we are super stoked!

And there is nothing in the world Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Donatello love to eat more than pizza! So I took some inspiration from them, and one of my little ninja's favorites, pasta, and came up with a meal that is sure to please any Ninja Turtle fan, from young to old!

A perfect weeknight meal, you can easily add your most loved pizza toppings! Or maybe a twist on Friday movie/pizza night! Any way you serve it, it's a meal the whole family will devour! 

If you are planning a trip to the Children's Museum any time soon, be sure to stop by the Turtles exhibit, you might just find your EMM ninja loving family there too! 

Pizza Pasta Skillet
1 lb. Italian sausage
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 (4 oz.) can sliced mushrooms
1 (14 oz.) jar pizza sauce
1 (10 ¾ oz.) can cream of mushroom soup
½ c. pepperoni, chopped, reserve a few whole for top
¼ tsp. Italian seasoning, extra for top
¼ tsp. garlic powder
¼ tsp. onion powder
1 lb. elbow macaroni
½ c. grated Parmesan cheese
½ c. shredded mozzarella cheese
 Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, brown sausage, chopped pepperoni and pepper. Drain off extra grease. In a large bowl whisk together sauce, soup, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese.  When macaroni cooked, drain well. Add to sausage mixture. Stir well. Pour sauce over mixture. Gently stir until incorporated. Reduce heat to low. Sprinkle with mozzarella and Italian seasoning. Top with extra pepperoni. Cover and keep on warm until cheese has melted.

Recipe Originally Developed for The Children's Museum
Shared at Weekend Potluck

1 comment:

Colleen said...

Love Pizza casserole dishes and this looks Fantastic.
A person could use the mini pepperoni, that way no chopping involved