Pizza in a Bowl Recipe
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Pizza in a Bowl Recipe

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On busy days, it's a comfort to know that my family can sit down to dinner minutes after we walk in the door. Double it to wow at a potluck. This recipe works in a slow cooker, too. —Virginia Krites, Cridersville, Ohio
Featured In: 31 Meals in a Bowl
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked rigatoni (about 3 cups)
  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 2/3 cup condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni
  • Chopped fresh basil or arugula, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 495 calories, 25g fat (9g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 1056mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 30g protein.


  1. Cook rigatoni according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking up beef into crumbles; drain. Add pizza sauce, soup and cheese; cook and stir over low heat until cheese is melted.
  2. Add rigatoni and pepperoni to beef mixture. Heat through, stirring to combine. If desired, top with basil before serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Pizza in a Bowl in Simple & Delicious August/September 2015

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BeckyJCarver User ID: 59111 261461
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2017

"This is a wonderful pasta dish full of flavor. It tastes even better the next day."

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 253960
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2016

"Yuck! and it does not look, smell, or taste like pizza."

dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 244791
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2016

"This was not too bad, though didn't taste enough like pizza to me. Could be because I used Chef Boyardee brand pizza sauce, and it ended up tasting too much like Chef Boyardee pasta from a can. I also had to substitute cream of chicken soup for the cream of mushroom because my family doesn't care for it. Don't know if that affected the taste too much or not. Overall though, it was very quick and easy to make, and I did like it. I just might try a different brand of pizza sauce next time."

vlh0316 User ID: 1070252 239149
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2015

"I fixed this for dinner this evening. It has been awhile since I fixed something that was this easy and fast. And it tasted great. It was a heavy meal, but , oh well!"

Dnpop User ID: 8483299 233074
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2015

"This was sooo good! My kids loved it. Super easy!"

shawnba User ID: 2581969 231798
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2015

"My family loved this recipe. I followed the recipe exactly, and this was very good. This is definitely a keeper!!"

ColleenaG User ID: 1190332 231116
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2015

"Very good. I used Italian sausage instead of burger (just preference in my pasta dishes). I used the whole can of soup...what are you going to with the rest? I admit it was a little heavy for Summertime so I will come back to this recipe in the Fall."

sgronholz User ID: 1473861 230589
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2015

"What a quick, easy and delicious recipe! Although I made this recipe for a friend, I sampled enough to know that I'll be making it for my husband and myself in the very near future! (By the way, my friend thought it was fantastic and asked for the recipe!)"

wunsagin User ID: 791731 230226
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2015

"had a good flavor but felt it was too 'heavy', maybe less cheese or cut the mushroom soup down a bit. I'm sure kids would love it but I probably won't make again."

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 230171
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2015

"This was a fantastic meal and so quick to put together! My son, who is a picky eater right now, didn't just have seconds but went back for thirds!"

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