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Pizza Macaroni Bake Recipe
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Pizza Macaroni Bake Recipe

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What do you get when you combine macaroni and cheese with pizza fixings? This hearty family-pleasing casserole shared by Nancy Porterfield from Gap Mills, West Virginia. "It's easy and tasty, and my grandchildren really like it," she says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (7-1/4 ounces) macaroni and cheese dinner mix
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 365 calories, 20 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 826 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 23 g protein.

Directions

  1. Set the cheese packet from dinner mix aside. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add macaroni; cook for 8-10 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Drain macaroni; stir in the contents of cheese packet.
  3. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Top with the beef mixture, pizza sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese.
  4. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Pizza Macaroni Bake in Quick Cooking September/October 2002, p56

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 365 calories, 20 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 826 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 23 g protein.

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Reviewed May. 30, 2015

"I ran across this recipe while looking for something different to cook and use some of the pepperoni I had sitting in the fridge before it went bad. I was skeptical with how the pasta and pizza combination would be but also intrigued so I thought what the heck I'll try it. I followed the recipe to a T except for adding a half a box more of the Mac n cheese dinner. I've got to say that both I and my husband were amazed at how good this dish really was. The flavors melded perfectly. My only complaint was that I felt the mac n cheese was just a tad bit on the dry side but not a lot. I think next time I'll just go ahead and use both boxes of mac n cheese and add just a little bit of milk to make it easier to mix the dry powder in the noodles. I will be making this recipe again. Thanks for a great recipe!"

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Reviewed Jul. 30, 2014

"I made this as is the first time and it was good. After that I did what tonyarn did as well as added 2 c. shredded Jack cheese and it kicked it up a notch. EXCELLENT!!! I lost track of how many times I made this."

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Reviewed Jan. 19, 2013

"I have made this recipe several times and my family loves it. The only changes I make is that I use 2 boxes of macaroni and cheese and I prepare the macaroni and cheese as it directs on the package."

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Reviewed Aug. 14, 2011

"I made this recipe and it was delicious

Would make again also-made to take to a sick friend and her son smelled when I bought it in it a said he couldn't wait to eat it."

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Reviewed Apr. 27, 2010

"I have made this recipe several times now for my family and they always want to know when I will be making it again. It is very simple to make and is very delicious. Good for potlucks with lots of kids."

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