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pizza casserole

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Cathie Valentine
Graniteville, SC

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.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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 @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield 6 -8
prep time 25 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For pizza casserole

  • 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
  • 2 jar
    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

  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Noodles cooked according to package directions.
    Cook noodles according to package directions.
  • Browning sausage and hamburger.
    While noodles are cooking, brown sausage and hamburger in a pan.
  • Adding pepperoni to the pan.
    Add pepperoni the last few minutes of cooking the hamburger/sausage. Drain the grease from the meat.
  • Sauteeing vegetables to add to the casserole.
    Also while noodles are cooking, saute vegetables of choice (if any) to add to casserole.
  • Adding pizza sauce to the browned meat.
    Add pizza sauce to the meat mixture.
  • Seasoning with salt and pepper.
    Season with salt pepper and sugar.
  • Adding vegetables to the meat mixture.
    Add vegetables and warm for about 5 minutes.
  • Combining noodles with the meat mixture.
    Toss noodles into the meat/sauce mixture.
  • Greasing a casserole dish.
    Spray a non-stick cooking spray into a 9x13 casserole dish.
  • Topping casserole with mozzarella cheese.
    Pour the mixture into the dish. Top with enough mozzarella cheese to cover the casserole. [The more cheese the better :-)!!]
  • Baking the casserole in the oven.
    Bake for 20-30 minutes at 350 (until bubbly).
  • Eating the pizza casserole with a fork.
    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.