Pizza Noodle Bake Recipe
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Pizza Noodle Bake Recipe

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This family-pleasing casserole from Bernice Knutson of Soldier, Iowa comes together in a snap. It’s perfect for an easy weeknight meal and can easily be doubled and frozen for later.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 10 ounces uncooked egg noodles
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cup: 644 calories, 33g fat (15g saturated fat), 160mg cholesterol, 913mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 43g protein


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add pizza sauce and mushrooms; heat through.
  2. Drain noodles. In a greased 13x9-in. baking dish, layer half of the noodles, beef mixture, cheeses and pepperoni. Repeat layers. Cover and bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until heated through.
  3. Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked casserole for up to 3 months. Remove from freezer 30 minutes before baking (do not thaw). Cover and bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes. Uncover; bake 15-20 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Pizza Noodle Bake in Simple & Delicious May/June 2008, p13

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Reviewed Aug. 7, 2014

"i made this dish yesterday but without the pepperoni and the all family loved it"

Reviewed Apr. 23, 2014

"This was o.k. I would have preferred it without pepperoni."

Reviewed Feb. 24, 2014

"Great recipe! I added some garlic and Italian seasoning for more flavor. This is a very versatile recipe that can be suited to your family's tastes. My picky kids loved it so I will definitely keep this in the rotation."

Reviewed Nov. 24, 2013

"Made recipe to a T, simply awesome. From the kids to adults, a family favorite!"

Reviewed Nov. 11, 2013

"I've tried a lot of baked pasta recipes, and so far this is my favorite. I think it's because it's easy to spice differently to match the cook's and family's taste, and it is really good as leftovers as well. I also like that it's incredibly cheap to make. I only had to buy the pepperoni and the onion and pepper, so it cost me less than 5 bucks. I like to make it on Sunday evening so I can stick it in my Rubbermaid containers and bring it to work all week. Also, my picky 4-year-old munchkin will eat it, so that's another plus."

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