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Pizza Lover’s Casserole

When you're looking for a surefire crowd-pleaser for a kids' party, it's hard to go wrong with pizza. This dish delivers the taste of pizza in a convenient and delicious casserole. Pair it with a salad and bread, and you have a great meal for a table full of kids without the pizzeria tab! —Jackie Hannahs, Cedar Springs, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 7 cups uncooked wide egg noodles
  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 2 jars (14 ounces each) pizza sauce
  • 6 ounces sliced pepperoni
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, crumble sausage into a large skillet. Cook over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add pizza sauce.
  • Drain noodles and add to skillet; toss to coat. Transfer half of the noodle mixture to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Layer with half of the pepperoni and cheese. Repeat layers. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 537 calories, 32g fat (14g saturated fat), 112mg cholesterol, 1423mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 25g protein.

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  • Natalie
    Nov 16, 2020

    Is this really 7 cups of noodles? That seems like an awful lot for a casserole dish ....

  • 6Fairview
    Jun 4, 2018

    This was even tastier the next day. In the future I will prep the day before. I cooked chopped onion with the sausage. Next time I think I will use hamburger and elbow macaroni instead and cut the pepperoni (used turkey pepperoni) in half or quarters. Added a little more of the cheese on the top. If all goes well, the rating may be increased. It is a very heavy/hearty meal. For left overs, pasta water was saved to mix in to loosen it up for reheating.