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Hearty Pepperoni Pizza Casserole

Friends and family love my new spin on pizza. Packed with cheeses, meats, and tomatoes, this hearty pasta dish will go fast! Nancy Foust Stoneboro, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 casseroles (8 servings each)

Ingredients

  • 3 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in mushrooms, tomato sauce, pizza sauce, tomato paste, sugar and seasonings. Drain pasta; stir into meat sauce.
  • Divide half of the mixture between two greased 11x7-in. baking dishes; sprinkle each with 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers. Top each with pepperoni and Parmesan cheese.
  • Cover and bake 20 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 296 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 616mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 23g protein.

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