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Microwave Pizza Casserole

 Microwave Pizza Casserole
For a quick main dish for dinner, try this great recipe. Your family will love it because it tastes just like a pizza.—Susan Slagel, Ashkum, Illinois
6-8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 can (16 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 1 can (4 ounces) sliced mushrooms
  • 4 ounces sliced pepperoni
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 2 cups uncooked noodles
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil leaves, crushed
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • In a 2-qt. casserole dish, microwave the ground beef for 2 minutes;
  • stir and microwave another 1-1/2 minutes or until done. Drain
  • thoroughly. Add remaining ingredients except cheese; mix well. Cook
  • for 10-1/2 minutes on HIGH, stirring twice during cooking. Sprinkle
  • cheese over casserole; cook 30 seconds on HIGH until cheese is
  • melted. Yield: 6-8 servings.