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Meat Lover's Pizza Casserole Recipe
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Meat Lover's Pizza Casserole Recipe

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With three children, I need dishes that are sure to satisfy. This has been a family favorite ever since a co-worker shared the recipe.— Karin Ptak, Elburn, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni, quartered
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 379 calories, 20g fat (10g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 926mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein .

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  2. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Meat Lover's Pizza Casserole in Casserole Cookbook 2001, p69


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Jenifh74 221112
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2015

"I double the recipe I added Italian sausage and ground beef. I also added more cheese then the recipe called for. It was delicious. I will make again."

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BusySDMom 216107
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2014

"My family really enjoys this dish. I found that subbing half the ground beef with Italian Sausage provides a nice flavor."

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germanycook 41747
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2013

"Yummy and easy recipe. I just added basil and oregano and it really made it taste more like pizza."

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Crysjustice1234 49395
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2012

"Ive made this recipe many times over the years and it stays on the family "FAVs" list. Easy, delish, and kids love it!!"

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Nana1969 133360
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2011

"Love the basic idea of this recipe. Would change the meat to a seasoned sausage and the cheese to shredded pizza cheese blend to make it more like pizza. Otherwise, it was a good and easy meal for the family. They said they wanted me to make it again."

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the_housegirlfriend 49390
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2011

"I reduced the size of this recipe to make it for two--my boyfriend and I. I sauteed the beef and onion with green pepper and fresh garlic before tossing it into the casserole, and then added chopped fresh tomato as well. I topped the casserole with a blend of bread crumbs, grated parmesan cheese, and Italian herbs, and then laid whole pepperonis on top as allaboutcookies86 suggested to mimic the look of a pizza. I used about a quarter of the cheese the recipe called for. We will definitely be making this one again."

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allaboutcookies86 106115
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2009

"I made this casserole for my husband who LOVES pizza and it is very good. It does taste like a pizza. The one thing I changed because we really like cheese is to make it more like pizza I put the cheese it called for in it, but I also put another bag of cheese on top of it after I transfered the ingredients into the dish. It came out very good and VERY cheesy. The more cheese the better! Also next time I may take some of the pepperoni's and put them on top of the cheese I added to the top (just for the looks of a pizza). I can't wait to make it again!"

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