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Pizza Pasta Casserole Recipe

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Total Time: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.

Makes: 20 servings

Kids will line up for this zippy pizza-flavored dish. The recipe makes two casseroles, so you can serve one to your family right away and keep the other in the freezer for another night. —Nancy Scarlett, Graham, North Carolina

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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce and pasta.
  2. Transfer to two greased 13x9-in. baking dishes. Sprinkle with cheese. Arrange pepperoni over the top.
  3. Bake, uncovered, 25-30 minutes or until heated through.
    Freeze option: Cool unbaked casseroles; cover and freeze up to 3 months. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake as directed, increasing time to 35-40 minutes or until heated through and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°.
    Yield: 2 casseroles (10 servings each).
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Originally published as Pizza Pasta Casserole in Quick Cooking May/June 1999, p34

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 301 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 545mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 19g protein.

Reviews

Oct. 21, 2017

Super great dish! Pizza lovers everywhere will appreciate this casserole. And very quick and easy to make.

Oct. 8, 2017

If you love pepperoni, this dish is for you. It was a bit dry for our tastes. Would add extra sauce next time.”

Jul. 25, 2017

made this for a church fellowship. I added Mushrooms, red onion and bell pepper to one of the casseroles for adults that enjoy a combo pizza. Used spice while cooking the meat. Lots of garlic!

Jul. 24, 2017

Not bad at all! I made the two casseroles and served them the night before I went out of town for two days, so that my husband and teenage boys could eat the leftovers while I was gone. My husband and I are NOT pepperoni lovers but my boys are, so I customized them. One casserole was made as written, for the boys. For the other, I used Italian sausage in place of the beef. I also topped it with mushrooms, green bell pepper, and sliced black olives, instead of pepperoni. I probably added more cheese than it called for (seriously, who measures cheese for casseroles???) When I got home, there were two scraped out casserole dishes in the sink!

Feb. 25, 2017

I added green peppers, olives, and more spaghetti sauce (total of 48 oz). It didn't really taste like pizza but was an easy, hearty meal.

Feb. 24, 2017

I really liked this.I only made one and froze half for another time.I added peppers with the onion and a few olives.I will definitely make again

Jan. 15, 2017

It was ok. I did season the meat while cooking with season all, onions and Italian spices. I think it would've been better if green peppers and mushrooms were added and perhaps pizza sauce instead of spaghetti. Overall, my family said it was good.

Dec. 20, 2016

Very Bland. Please precook the pepperoni or your dish will ooze with grease. Won't be making this one again.

Jul. 5, 2016

My adult children and grandson loved it!

My son thought it needed more cheese but I think that's personal preference . Super easy and making 2 casseroles at once is a great time saver !!

May. 18, 2016

Made as recipe is and had no flavor. Needs lots of spices

Reviews

Oct. 21, 2017

Super great dish! Pizza lovers everywhere will appreciate this casserole. And very quick and easy to make.

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