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Pizza Casserole

Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

Pizza Casserole tastes like eating pizza but in pasta form, almost like a lasagna. It has ten layers including mozzarella & ricotta cheeses, ground beef, pepperoni, noodles and an amped up spaghetti/pizza sauce. It is absolutely mouthwatering comfort food. This main dish is terrific for company or potlucks since it can serve 15 people. It's also wonderful reheated for lunches.

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. bag wide Amish egg noodles (or rotini noodles )
  • 48 oz. jar Ragu or Prego spaghetti sauce ((or any tomato/spaghetti/pizza sauce you prefer))
  • 3 cups mozzarella cheese (shredded (or more, if desired) )
  • 1 to 2 cups ricotta cheese (if desired (I used 2 cups))
  • 1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef (or Italian sausage)
  • 6 oz. pkg. sliced pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup onion (diced)
  • 1 cup bell peppers (diced)
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms (fresh preferred)
  • 1/2 cup ripe olives (drained and sliced, if desired)
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning (or more if desired)
  • 2 tsp. basil (or more if desired)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Brown the meat; drain. Boil noodles until al dente. Drain; add 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil and stir to...
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Pizza Casserole

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Author:
Teresa
Cuisine:
Italian
Category:
Pasta Main Dish
Recipe Yields:
15
Total Time: