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Pizza Pasta Casserole Recipe

Pizza Pasta Casserole Recipe

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. YIELD:16-20 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground turkey or beef
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  • 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

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. Yield: 2 casseroles (8-10 servings each).

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.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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