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Spiral Pepperoni Pizza Bake Recipe

Spiral Pepperoni Pizza Bake Recipe

My grandmother used to fix this yummy dish for my Girl Scout troop when I was growing up. Now, I make it for my stepdaughters’ scout troop. It's easy to prepare, and the girls always beg me to make it —Kimberly Howland, Fremont, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) spiral pasta
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) pizza sauce
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook beef and onion over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking up beef into crumbles; drain. Sprinkle with seasonings. Stir in pizza sauce; remove from heat.
  • 3. In a large bowl, mix eggs, milk and Parmesan cheese. Drain pasta; add to egg mixture and toss to combine. Transfer to a greased 3-qt. baking dish. Top with beef mixture, mozzarella cheese and pepperoni.
  • 4. Bake, covered, 20 minutes. Bake, uncovered, 20-25 minutes longer or until golden brown and heated through. Yield: 12 servings.

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sonnys User ID: 1236237 245225
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2016

"I used Italian sausage instead of the ground beef, great!!!!"

0434068 User ID: 8396436 244835
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2016

"This was very distasteful. The top was delicious but the bottom was simply too plain. I wish I would have mixed the pasta mixture with the meat mixture like another reviewer stated. That pasta tasted raw! I could not finish my plate, although I hadn't eaten all day. But there's plenty of leftovers so that's a plus for this recipe."

sugarcookee User ID: 5092175 244403
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2016

"Great recipe! I've made this many times after having found it in the Taste of Home Magazine years ago. The only change I've made is cutting the milk content to 1 1/2 C to make it less runny."

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 242313
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2016

"Delicious! 1 lb of meat is enough. We used ground turkey. turkey pepperoni is yummy. Onion not necessary.

- Theresa"

westlake_man User ID: 7555634 231032
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2015

"had nice taste"

denise27 User ID: 5597417 227919
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2015

"Very good! It was like lasagne & pizza exploded together. Will make again"

17sebenedict User ID: 7951529 217300
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2015

"Very good, nice for leftovers."

Granny1989 User ID: 8101746 217198
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2015

"very good!!!!"

lgil67 User ID: 1271278 97892
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2014

"First time making this recipe, this was easy to make and very good. I cut the recipe in 1/2, & baked in a 8x8 glass that I know how good it is I will make the full amount. it looks great and tastes better. It's like pizza married lasagna."

bernerlover User ID: 2342652 171981
Reviewed May. 30, 2014

"I almost didn't make it because everyone kept mentioning kids loving it-we don't have kids, so I thought maybe adults didn't like it. Glad I didn't listen because me and my husband really liked it. I didn't put much pepperoni on my side of pan because I don't care for it but I still loved the rest of it. I did only use 1 lb hamburger & 3/4 box pasta (and halved egg/milk mixture) but it was very tasty. I'd definitely make it again"

Taxmaster User ID: 4155954 171976
Reviewed May. 29, 2014

"Just made this for a potluck last night - got many compliments and a couple requests for the recipe. I did follow what other reviewers have said so split the recipe into two pans - a 9x13 which I took to the party and an 8x8 which I froze for future use. I also added sautéed fresh mushrooms and red and orange peppers. I think I'd add some garlic to the hamburger mixture next time also. All in all a very good potluck dish."

hchambers User ID: 7140928 156119
Reviewed May. 23, 2014

"Great recipe, especially for the kids. This is great to take to a pot luck or for a large family dinner. You may want to make 2 trays and freeze one if you are not feeding a crowd. Also you can add your favorite pizza toppings to the dish, I added peppers and mushrooms to ours."

tracie.c User ID: 7796386 168751
Reviewed May. 9, 2014

"HUGE hit in my house. i did make my own pizza sauce. i did slice up the pepperoni mixed it in with the burger and also mixed in the pizza sauce as other reviews had advised. it does make a lot, i was maxed out in my largest casserole pan. i plan to freeze the leftovers. next time i will divide into 2 pans. 1 to bake, 1 to freeze and bake later.

thank you for the recipe, it quickly became a family favorite."

Christa78 User ID: 7552398 99278
Reviewed May. 5, 2014

"Great pasta dish! Serves a crowd, or make it in two 8x8's and freeze one for another time! I have also made it with one pound hamburger and one pound ground pork and it was just as good. Great for kids!"

emma257 User ID: 5722311 154196
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2014

"Oh, I love it, the whole tray has gonne in a half hour when I brought to work, thank you for easy and wonderful recipe"

silmega02 User ID: 7634093 153652
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2014

"yummy and easy to do"

ButterflyJester User ID: 4312401 168720
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2014

"My 10 year old just told me she wants this at her birthday party instead of pizza!"

koot0215 User ID: 3775652 154193
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2013

"My guys just love this recipe! quick, easy and comforting."

jenrsnyder User ID: 6252990 132656
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2012

"This definitely makes a lot! I sort of messed this up by forgetting to put the milk in with the pasta...but the recipe still tasted really good. I believe I might try to mix the meat in with the pasta and bake it that way next time as my family didn't really like the meat all on top....but we all liked the taste!!"

debbmrls User ID: 5316951 156116
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2012

"easy to make recipe. Doubled recipe and added canadian bacon to it."

Danerlea User ID: 875081 99276
Reviewed May. 7, 2012

"Almost like spaghetti in a casserole. A nice dinner when you're in a hurry."

jjmomma User ID: 5806589 80165
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2012

"We've made this many times now. Everyone just loves it ! Definately a keeper =] (half batch is super easy to make too, full batch makes quite a bit)"

Black Lady User ID: 3107669 154191
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2012

"I'll make this for our next potluck. It sounds delicious."

MrsKOhmacht User ID: 6438268 168719
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2012

"This was the second time I made this for my family and I will honestly say the second time was MUCH better than the first. It baked a lot better and tasted so much better -- even with cutting the recipe in 1/2.

Definitely will make this again! For now, we have leftovers, to keep us satisfied!"

Lms526 User ID: 5666986 97863
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2011

"I made this last night for my parents and me for supper. I made it as directed except I left out the hamburger and used canadian bacon instead of pepperoni. It looked and smelled really good, but the taste was definitely a disappointment. The pasta got pretty mushy, and I thought the casserole was pretty blah all around. I love pizza, so I was anxious to try this recipe. But I don't think I will be making this one again. I think this recipe would be great for kids, but for adults...not so much."

Elisha4144ever User ID: 2055771 209164
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2011

"My entire family loves this recipe. It's definitely on the "go to" list. It's also great to make for potlucks and large groups of ravenous teenagers!"

m050981 User ID: 3353564 169464
Reviewed May. 4, 2011

"I make this recipe often. It's my families absolute favorite."

roach921 User ID: 2768368 154190
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2011

"This recipe was quite tasty. Mozzarella cheese isn't widely available where I live (except fresh), so I used a combo of cheddar and gouda. Also prepared sauces aren't common here, so I used tomato puree and spiced it up myself. Would also be good with mushrooms and/or bell peppers added. A nice twist on two traditional meals =)"

parrface User ID: 5927245 153651
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2011

"This was a great recipe. It makes lots of food. My BF and I ate dinner one night and each of us had lunch for 4 days afterwards. Very filling. I thought the garlic was a bit too prominent, but still delicious."

nancyphudson User ID: 279258 153650
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2011

"Yummy!! This was a big hit in my family. It made a huge amount but it got gobbled up. I made it exactly as posted but I might try a large jar of spaghetti sauce instead of the pizza sauce next time."

beachlover3001 User ID: 5874676 167066
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2011

"This recipe is great, I have made this many times since finding it a few months ago. My husband and 3 kids love it. I took it too a church dinner and everyone is asking for the recipe. I never mix the meat sauce with the pasta, I put it on top as directed and I only use 2 cups of cheese on top and 1 pound of ground beef, it's cuts the cost in half and still taste great."

muffnette User ID: 1370261 153649
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2011

"wow this was yummy!!!! What a nice "change" and something different - easy to always have the ingredients on hand too! I used 1/2 parmesan and romano and used grated instead of shredded... also rather than layering i too mixed the meat mixture in w/the pasta rather than put only on top - i think it blends better that way! VERY yummy and will be a go to recipe! :)"

Abarney User ID: 5736705 80161
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2011

"I'm always looking for new pasta dishes to make. When I found this one I had to make it. So I made it tonight for my family. I have two kids 11 and 4. They absolutely loved it, my 11 year old even asked if he could take some to school tomorrow for his lunch.

I changed it just a tad bit, instead of using strictly ground beef, I used 1 pound of hot Italian sausage and 1 pound of ground beef, just to give it extra flavor. I seasoned my meat with garlic powder and Lawrys seasoning salt.
I also used the amount of pizza sauce it called for, but thought it could have used just a little more sauce. Then again I like my food saucy.
Overall it was my kiddos loved it!!!"

Darlamaysue User ID: 5736087 169463
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2011

"I think I will try it with mushrooms next time with pepperoni's because my husband doesn't care for pepperoni's. My boys loved it though."

bjdoan User ID: 5596838 153647
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2010

"Have not tried it yet"

Bean Q User ID: 4900811 96879
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2010

"Was a good pot luck casserole I seasoned the ground beef with 2 cloves of minced garlic, italian seasoning, and basil. I also doubled the pepperoni and layered that, but mixed the sause with the pasta."

terriayki User ID: 5421972 80153
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2010

"I used the small pepperonis, worked great"

Elisha4144ever User ID: 2055771 169460
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2010

"I was looking for recipes to use up a pasta stockpile & came across this one. I had all the ingredients on hand & it looked like something my family would love. It turned out perfectly! I read in the other reviews to go ahead & mix in your sauce instead of layering it, so I did. The result was fantastic! My husband and children loved it & my husband is usually not a fan of pasta dishes. This had a great pizza flavor & is completely satisfying! Thanks for sharing the recipe."

Cape May Connie User ID: 2596461 96870
Reviewed May. 20, 2010

"I'm sure children would love this, but the adults in this family weren't thrilled. The pasta layer needed a bit more flavor; perhaps more cheese and a bit of garlic powder. I would suggest that the pasta be mixed with the meat mixture."

momstreasurechest User ID: 2169974 168712
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2010

"Delicious! I have 2 teenagers, so I almost cut the recipe in half, thinking it would be way too much. I'm so glad I didn't! The little bit that was left over was eaten for lunch the next day.

Thanks for the great recipe."

lea6879 User ID: 4482732 71961
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2009

"It seemed to take forever to make (maybe because we were starving!) - but it was worth the wait!! Very delicious! I agree w/ BluesMan though, next time I will mix the pasta & meat sauce instead of layering. Yum!"

6mags User ID: 3102088 132654
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2009

"This dish is quick, easy and now one of my family favorites. It's also great for sports team dinners!"

dtuma User ID: 3686252 97861
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2008

"This is such a filling recipe and so good!! Smells just like a pizza coming out of the oven and ALL my little ones loved it..and my parents too!! Great dish!!"

BluesMan109 User ID: 3271979 107405
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2008

"This is really delicious! I'll definitely make this one again. I think next time I might mix up the pasta and meat instead of layering them. I might also use more cheese.

I have a hard time imagining fitting all of this in 3 quart casserole. I cut the recipe in half and it still filled a 3 quart casserole to the top."

tasteofhome1 User ID: 1552298 156025
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2008

"A hearty recipe - perfect for taking to college students as a comforting home-cooked meal"

shellemabelle User ID: 1938074 153646
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2008

"This was a DELICIOUS recipe and will probably be one of our new family favorites."

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