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Slow-Cooked Pizza Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 4 hours

Makes

12 servings

A friend from church gave me the recipe for this satisfying slow-cooked casserole. It's always one of the first dishes emptied at potlucks, and it can easily be adapted to personal tastes. —Julie Sterchi, Campbellsville, Kentucky
Slow-Cooked Pizza Casserole Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) pasta sauce
  • 2 jars (4-1/2 ounces each) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 package (16 ounces) wide egg noodles, cooked and drained
  • 2 packages (3-1/2 ounces each) sliced pepperoni
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, brown beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; crumble beef; drain. Add the spaghetti sauce, mushrooms, salt, garlic powder, oregano and pepper; heat through.
  2. Spoon half the mixture into a 5-qt. slow cooker. Top with half the noodles, pepperoni and cheeses. Repeat layers. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 534 calories, 26g fat (13g saturated fat), 131mg cholesterol, 1009mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 37g protein.

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