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Pizza Pasta Casserole Recipe
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Pizza Pasta Casserole Recipe

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Pepperoni provides the zip in this pizza-flavored casserole that kids of all ages will enjoy. Serve it with a tossed salad and garlic toast, and you'll have a winner every time. —Nancy Scarlett, Graham, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:16-20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 16-20 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3-1/2 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 1 package (16 ounces) spiral pasta, cooked and drained
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 8 ounces sliced pepperoni

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 301 calories, 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 545 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 19 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce and pasta.
  2. Transfer to two greased 13x9-in. baking dishes. Sprinkle with cheese. Arrange pepperoni over the top.
  3. Bake, uncovered, 25-30 minutes or until heated through.
    Freeze option: Cool unbaked casseroles; cover and freeze up to 3 months. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake as directed, increasing time to 35-40 minutes or until heated through and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°.
    Yield: 2 casseroles (8-10 servings each).
Originally published as Pizza Pasta Casserole in Quick Cooking May/June 1999, p34

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 301 calories, 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 545 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 19 g protein.

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

Reviews for Pizza Pasta Casserole

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Reviewed Feb. 7, 2016

"It wasn't awful, but it needed something. We added extra sauce, as someone said needs more spices, mushrooms would help. It is more a pasta with pizza toppings, not even close to pizza"

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Reviewed Jan. 11, 2016

"Don't know why anyone who likes pasta or lasagna would not like this recipe. I added green peppers, mushrooms & a bit of cheddar to accent the mozzarella gave it another level of zest n tang."

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Reviewed Sep. 12, 2015

"Kids didn't care for it and if they don't like it, I won't make it again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2015

"big hit in our house.

i use homemade sauce. after the first time i made the adjustments...
more sauce. 1/4 cut the pepperoni, diced ham, diced red bell pepper, 1/2 tsp red pepper flake.
freezes well."

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Reviewed Sep. 11, 2015

"My boys enjoy this recipe. However, I only make one pan, so I halve the hamburger and cheese portions. I also, season the hamburger mixture with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes for spice."

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