Pepperoni Pizza Mac Casserole

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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

How to Make Pepperoni Pizza Mac Casserole

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.

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About Pepperoni Pizza Mac Casserole

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