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pizza pasta casserole

(1 rating)
Recipe by
lisa bowman
harlan, IN

Combined my lasagna meat recipe with rotini and other favorites I like on pizza....came up with this and my boyfriend loved it! Goes great with mozzarella cheese breadsticks!

(1 rating)
yield 5 +
prep time 15 Min
cook time 2 Hr

Ingredients For pizza pasta casserole

  • 1 1/4 lb
    ground chuck
  • 1 1/4 lb
    ground sausage
  • 1
    large onion chopped
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 clove
  • 8 oz
    tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 2 c
    hot water
  • 3-4 c
    rotini pasta
  • 1 pkg
  • 1 pkg
    mozzarella/provolone cheese (to cover)
  • parmesan cheese (to cover)

How To Make pizza pasta casserole

  • 1
    Brown ground chuck & sausage, 1/2 the chopped onion, parsley & garlic. Add paste, salt, pepper, oregano and hot water. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Scim off grease.
  • 2
    Cook noodles & drain.
  • 3
    Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees and grease 9 x 13 pan. Mix meat mixture and rotini together in pan and add remaining raw onion and pepperoni on top. Cover entire mixture with cheese and layer more pepperoni over the cheese. Shake the Parmesan cheese over entire casserole. Bake until cheese melted on top and cool to serve.
  • 4
    You can add any toppings you desire besides pepperoni and onion. That is just my personal favorite. Make sure to skim the grease off the meat sauce as much as you can. I have tried draining the grease after the browning process, which does work well, however, I have found it more flavorful with the skimming instead.