Pizza Casserole

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Cathie Valentine

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@cataharin

We found this recipe in a kid's cookbook years ago. We altered it as our children got older. It is for kids both the young and old at heart.

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A quick, easy, and delicious casserole recipe all busy cooks should have in their recipe box. Basically, whatever you love on your pizza you can include in this casserole. So, it can be easy or elaborate - whatever you have time for. In the Test Kitchen, we used all the suggested veggies and loved it. The mixture of ground meat and pork really adds a different flavor. Pepperoni mixed in gives the casserole a little zip. Mozzarella cheese bakes to bubbly perfection. We opted to add mini pepperoni on top to make the casserole pretty, but that step is not needed. Super yummy! The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg
    extra wide egg noodles (16oz); cooked and drainded
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 lb
    bulk sausage (I use pork, can use Italian)
  • 1 pkg
    pepperoni
  • 2 jar(s)
    pizza sauce (30 ounce total)
  • 2-4 c
    mozzarella cheese (depending on how cheesy you want it)
  • 1 pkg
    mushrooms (sliced) (optional)
  • 1
    bell pepper-chopped (optional)
  • 1
    small onion-chopped (optional)
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tsp
    sugar (optional, I use to make sauce less acidic)

How to Make Pizza Casserole

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook noodles according to package directions.
  3. While noodles are cooking, brown sausage and hamburger in a pan.
  4. Add pepperoni the last few minutes of cooking the hamburger/sausage. Drain the grease from the meat.
  5. Also while noodles are cooking, saute vegetables of choice (if any) to add to casserole.
  6. Add pizza sauce to the meat mixture.
  7. Season with salt pepper and sugar.
  8. Add vegetables and warm for about 5 minutes.
  9. Toss noodles into the meat/sauce mixture.
  10. Spray a non-stick cooking spray into a 9x13 casserole dish.
  11. Pour the mixture into the dish. Top with enough mozzarella cheese to cover the casserole. [The more cheese the better :-)!!]
  12. Bake for 20-30 minutes at 350 (until bubbly).
  13. You can make this as simple or as complex as you desire. IF you go for the simpler route (noodles, hamburger, pepperoni and sauce) only need 1 jar sauce and 8 oz of noodles. If you go for the heartier version (all meats and veggies), use 2 jars sauce and 16 oz noodles.

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About Pizza Casserole

Course/Dish: Beef Pasta Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Collection: Casserole Crazy
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids
Hashtags: #easy #Kid Friendly



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