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Cheesy Pizza Casserole Recipe

Cheesy Pizza Casserole Recipe

I discovered this recipe in the reader's exchange page of our local electric cooperative's magazine. Serve it whenever you've got a crowd to please!—Judy Chandler, Franklin, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 7 ounces vermicelli, cooked and drained
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce, divided
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, pepperoni, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in mushrooms; set aside.
  • 2. Combine vermicelli and butter in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; toss to coat. Pour 1 cup tomato sauce over pasta; top with half of meat mixture. Combine Swiss and mozzarella cheeses; sprinkle half over top. Sprinkle with oregano and basil. Layer with remaining meat and cheese mixtures. Pour remaining tomato sauce over top.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 422 calories, 25 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 83 mg cholesterol, 764 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Reviews for Cheesy Pizza Casserole

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2015

"we felt this was a little dry for us, we'll definitely try again with extra sauce and only pepperoni with no other meats. I also used fresh mushrooms and added black olives."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2014

"I used ground turkey and turkey pepperoni. For the cheese, I used Italian blend and increased amount to 6 cups, omitting the Swiss cheese. I would increase the oregano and basil to 1 tsp. each."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2014

"Super delicious, easy to make and got great responses from my whole family."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2013

"Fantastic casserole. I did not have vermicelli so I used thin spaghetti. I will definitely make this again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 7, 2013

"This recipe has just a few more ingredients but well worth it!!! Picky eaters love, love, love it!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2009

"Wonderful..a big hit with my family. Forget to add pepperonis but just put them on top at the end and covered with foil for a couple minutes. Easy to assemble. Will definately make this one again!"

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.