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Spiral Pepperoni Pizza Bake Recipe

Spiral Pepperoni Pizza Bake Recipe

My grandmother used to fix this yummy dish for my Girl Scout troop when I was growing up. Now, I make it for my stepdaughters’ scout troop. It's easy to prepare, and the girls always beg me to make it —Kimberly Howland, Fremont, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) spiral pasta
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) pizza sauce
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook beef and onion over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking up beef into crumbles; drain. Sprinkle with seasonings. Stir in pizza sauce; remove from heat.
  • 3. In a large bowl, mix eggs, milk and Parmesan cheese. Drain pasta; add to egg mixture and toss to combine. Transfer to a greased 3-qt. baking dish. Top with beef mixture, mozzarella cheese and pepperoni.
  • 4. Bake, covered, 20 minutes. Bake, uncovered, 20-25 minutes longer or until golden brown and heated through. Yield: 12 servings.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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