peggy's pizza casserole

★★★★★ 9
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By jamie Beecham
from Nashville, NC

This recipe was shared with me about 30 years ago by my mother-in-law. She never made it the same way because she always was adding and subtracting her ingredients. It is a very easy recipe to make and sure to be a hit with your children. Serve with a fresh salad and garlic bread. OPTIONAL my mother-in-law would add 1-can Ro Tel dicecd tomatoes and green chillies 10oz. can this really spices it up. Try and see if you like it.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is an absolutely gorgeous plate. I served a beautiful Italian salad with a cheesy garlic bread to compliment it. The Rotel tomatoes set this recipe apart and add just a bit of spicy heat. This is a meal in itself and a snap to make. I can't wait to serve this wonderful dish to company. Oh, and plan on going back for 2nds!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 9
serves 6-8
prep time 30 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For peggy's pizza casserole

  • 16oz. box
    elbow macaroni or sea shells
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 2 jar
    (16-oz.size) pizza sauce or make a large pot of homemade pizza sauce
  • 4 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 2 clove
    garlic chopped
  • 1 md
    bell pepper diced
  • 1 md
    onion diced
  • 1 pkg
    mushroom pieces
  • 1 can
    4.25 sliced black olives
  • 1 Tbsp
    Italian seasoning
  • 1 pkg
    pepperioni sliced
  • 12 oz
    package of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 c
    water
  • 1 Tbsp
    oregano, dried
  • 1 can
    10 oz. rotel diced tomatoes and chilies this is optional add only if you like spicy

How To Make peggy's pizza casserole

  • 1
    Prepare the pasta as directed remembering to salt the water while boiling macaroni. Drain and set aside in a large mixing bowl
  • 2
    In a large deep skillet brown the ground beef drain and set aside.
  • 3
    In the same skillet over medium heat put in the olive oil and lightly saute the garlic, onion, and bell pepper until a little tender.
  • 4
    Add the sauce, ground beef, Italian seasoning, and the water. Stir together and let simmer about 5 min.
  • 5
    Pour over macaroni add the mushrooms and black olives. Stir all ingredients together pour in a 9x13 deep dish pan.
  • 6
    Cover the top of casserole with the shredded cheese then layer the pepperoni across the top.
  • 7
    Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling. Pepperoni and cheese should look like a pizza when ready.
  • 8
    NOTE: I HAVE FOUND WHEN GIVING DIRECTIONS AND INGREDIENTS TO A RECIPE, IT IS HARD TO MAKE LIKE MINE SINCE I DO EXPERIMENT AS I COOK. IMPORTANT NOTE FOR THIS RECIPE: MAKE SURE WHEN YOU HAVE MIXED ALL YOUR INGREIDENTS LISTED IN THE LIST ABOVE THAT YOU HAVE ENOUGH OF THE SAUCE FOR YOUR TYPE OF PASTA AND IF IT IS DRY OR NOT. YOU SHOULD HAVE A LITTLE SWIMMING IN THE DISH OF PASTA WHEN YOU PUT IT TOGETHER. YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE EXTRA TO ADD TO YOUR PASTA MIXTURE. DIFFERENT TYPES OF PASTA GRAB YOUR SAUCE MORE THAN OTHERS SO YOU REALLY NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR THIS TO HAPPEN.
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