Hearty Pepperoni Pizza Casserole Recipe
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Hearty Pepperoni Pizza Casserole Recipe

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Friends and family love my new spin on pizza. Packed with cheeses, meats, and tomatoes, this hearty pasta dish will go fast! Nancy Foust Stoneboro, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 2 pounds ground turkey or beef
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  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 296 calories, 14 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 616 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 23 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in mushrooms, tomato sauce, pizza sauce, tomato paste, sugar and seasonings. Drain pasta; stir into meat sauce.
  3. Divide half of the mixture between two greased 11x7-in. baking dishes; sprinkle each with 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers. Top each with pepperoni and Parmesan cheese.
  4. Cover and bake 20 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 2 casseroles (8 servings each).
Originally published as Pizza Casserole in Taste of Home December/January 2007, p42

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 296 calories, 14 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 616 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 23 g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 19, 2014

"Great recipe. My colleagues thought this was wonderful."

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Reviewed Jan. 12, 2014

"My sons favorite!!! Check my blog out for more recipes www.gertysgoods871.blogspot.com"

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Reviewed Apr. 10, 2013

"M family loved this recipe! I added black olives and green pepper. This recipe could be made healthier by simply adjusting the ingredients (wheat pasta, ground turkey, low fat cheese etc.). The bad rating based on the saturated fat content is wrong. Plus Heidimotsch doesn't mention this is a recipe for 2 meals!"

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Reviewed Mar. 12, 2013

"Yummy!"

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Reviewed Nov. 5, 2012

"Easy to make and it tasted great! Per my husbands request, I will definitely be making this dish again."

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