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Slow Cooker Pizza Casserole

 Slow Cooker Pizza Casserole
A comforting casserole with mass appeal is just what you need when cooking for a crowd. For added convenience, it stays warm in a slow cooker. —Virginia Krites, Cridersville, Ohio
12-14 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 2 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) rigatoni or large tube pasta
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) pizza sauce
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) sliced pepperoni

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a skillet,
  • cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink;
  • drain.
  • Drain pasta; place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the beef mixture,
  • cheese, pizza sauce, soup and pepperoni. Cover and cook on low for
  • 2-3 hours or until heated through. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 329 calories, 19 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 885 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 22 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.