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Family-Friendly Pizza Recipe

This slow cooker casserole has lots of cheese and pepperoni, so it's family- and kid-friendly. It makes a lot, is easy to prepare and has all the wonderful flavors of pizza!—Hollie Clark, Ames, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 3 hours YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground turkey or beef
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  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) pizza sauce
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni

Directions

  • 1. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in pizza sauce and mushrooms.
  • 2. In a greased 5-qt. slow cooker, layer half of the noodles, meat sauce, cheese and pepperoni. Repeat layers. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 734 calories, 43 g fat (25 g saturated fat), 185 mg cholesterol, 1,266 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 51 g protein.