Pepperoni Pizza Mac Casserole

Susan Bickta

By
@souxie

Try using 2 jars of pizza sauce instead of 1 jar and the can of tomatoes. This will give the finished dish more of a "pizza" flavor. Try adding other pizza toppings you may like (mushrooms, ham, use Italian sausage instead of ground beef, etc.). The possibilities are endless!


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Serves:
4-6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

8 oz
elbow macaroni, cooked al dente
1 lb
ground beef
1 medium
onion, chopped
1/2 c
chopped green bell pepper
1 jar(s)
(14 ounces) pizza sauce
1 can(s)
(14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, italian style, undrained
1 tsp
granulated garlic
1 tsp
italian seasoning
4 oz
sliced pepperoni
12 oz
grated mozzarella

Step-By-Step

1Cook meat, onion and green pepper in a 4-5 quart Dutch oven over medium high heat, stirring often, until meat is crumbly and no longer pink (about 10-12 minutes).
2Add the pizza sauce, tomatoes, garlic and Italian seasoning and cooked macaroni. Mix well and cook another 4-5 minutes to heat through.
3Meanwhile, heat oven to 350 degrees F.
4Line the bottom of an 8" X 8" glass baking dish with a single layer of pepperoni slices. Spoon 1/2 of the macaroni mixture over the pepperoni. Spread evenly.
5Top with 1/2 of the remaining pepperoni and sprinkle with 1/2 of the cheese.
6Spoon remaining macaroni mixture over all and spread evenly. Top with remaining pepperoni (pushing gently into the macaroni mixture) and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
7Sprinkle with additional Italian seasoning. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian