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Meat Lover’s Pizza Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.


6 servings

With three children, I need dishes that are sure to satisfy. This has been a family favorite ever since a co-worker shared the recipe.— Karin Ptak, Elburn, Illinois


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni, quartered
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  2. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 379 calories, 20g fat (10g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 926mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein.

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  • Jenifh74
    Feb 22, 2015

    I double the recipe I added Italian sausage and ground beef. I also added more cheese then the recipe called for. It was delicious. I will make again.

  • BusySDMom
    Dec 27, 2014

    My family really enjoys this dish. I found that subbing half the ground beef with Italian Sausage provides a nice flavor.

  • germanycook
    Dec 16, 2013

    Yummy and easy recipe. I just added basil and oregano and it really made it taste more like pizza.

  • jaraduenz
    Apr 7, 2013

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  • Crysjustice1234
    Sep 9, 2012

    Ive made this recipe many times over the years and it stays on the family "FAVs" list. Easy, delish, and kids love it!!

  • Nana1969
    Oct 11, 2011

    Love the basic idea of this recipe. Would change the meat to a seasoned sausage and the cheese to shredded pizza cheese blend to make it more like pizza. Otherwise, it was a good and easy meal for the family. They said they wanted me to make it again.

  • the_housegirlfriend
    Oct 5, 2011

    I reduced the size of this recipe to make it for two--my boyfriend and I. I sauteed the beef and onion with green pepper and fresh garlic before tossing it into the casserole, and then added chopped fresh tomato as well. I topped the casserole with a blend of bread crumbs, grated parmesan cheese, and Italian herbs, and then laid whole pepperonis on top as allaboutcookies86 suggested to mimic the look of a pizza. I used about a quarter of the cheese the recipe called for. We will definitely be making this one again.

  • allaboutcookies86
    Dec 30, 2009

    I made this casserole for my husband who LOVES pizza and it is very good. It does taste like a pizza. The one thing I changed because we really like cheese is to make it more like pizza I put the cheese it called for in it, but I also put another bag of cheese on top of it after I transfered the ingredients into the dish. It came out very good and VERY cheesy. The more cheese the better! Also next time I may take some of the pepperoni's and put them on top of the cheese I added to the top (just for the looks of a pizza). I can't wait to make it again!

  • rrzha
    Sep 3, 2009

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  • obstetrics
    Apr 27, 2007

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