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Hearty Pizza Casserole Recipe
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Hearty Pizza Casserole Recipe

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“This cheesy, meaty meal is easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time,” says Barbara Walker of Brookville, Kansas. “Downsizing it allows me to enjoy it more often.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 6 small fresh mushrooms, halved
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni
  • 2 tablespoons sliced ripe olives
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (prepared with reduced-fat cheese) equals 340 calories, 19 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 871 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 23 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the beef, mushrooms and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato sauce, pepperoni, olives, sugar, Italian seasoning and pepper.
  2. Drain macaroni; add to meat mixture. Transfer to a 1-1/2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with cheeses.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Or before baking, cover and freeze casserole for up to 3 months.
  4. To use frozen casserole: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake according to directions. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Hearty Pizza Casserole in Cooking for 2 Fall 2008, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (prepared with reduced-fat cheese) equals 340 calories, 19 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 871 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 23 g protein.

Reviews for Hearty Pizza Casserole(9)

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Reviewed Mar. 23, 2014

This dish was pretty good, but nothing special. It needed more sauce and seasonings, in my opinion.

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Reviewed Feb. 9, 2014

didn't have Italian seasoning but made my own with basil and oregano. upped it a bit due to reviews stating it was bland. seasoned just perfect with my own mix of seasoning.

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Reviewed Sep. 8, 2013

A little too bland

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Reviewed Jul. 22, 2013

I doubled this for my family of three and had one helping of leftovers for a lunch.

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Reviewed May. 19, 2013

OMGoodness, turns out this casserole is just the right size for us **empty nesters**. Look fwd. to making soon!

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