- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 3-1/2 cups spaghetti sauce
- 1 package (16 ounces) spiral pasta, cooked and drained
- 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- 8 ounces sliced pepperoni
- 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.
- Transfer to two greased 13x9-in. baking dishes. Sprinkle with cheese. Arrange pepperoni over the top.
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).
Reviews forPizza Pasta Casserole
"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!"
"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."
"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"
"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."
"Very Bland. Please precook the pepperoni or your dish will ooze with grease. Won't be making this one again."
"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 !!"
"Made as recipe is and had no flavor. Needs lots of spices"
"I scaled back on the ingredients for this recipe by halving the meat, sauce, spiral pasta (rotini), used 2 cups Italian 5-cheese blend and 4-oz. package of turkey pepperoni. I'd added: 1 large clove of garlic, 1 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper, and I'd used 15-oz. pizza sauce, adding 1 tsp. crushed Italian seasoning. I used 1 lb. ground turkey in place of the beef.I'd kept the onion as is and cooked/drained 2 cups spiral pasta. I baked 30 minutes in a greased 13x9x2" baking pan and when sampling this dish, I did find it tasty. The suggestions for mushrooms and green peppers by yorkie16 are great! delowenstein"
"It wasn't awful, but it needed something. We added extra sauce, as someone said needs more spices, mushrooms would help. It is more a pasta with pizza toppings, not even close to pizza"
"Don't know why anyone who likes pasta or lasagna would not like this recipe. I added green peppers, mushrooms & a bit of cheddar to accent the mozzarella gave it another level of zest n tang."