Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Recipe Time: Easy Pizza Pasta Casserole

Recipe from Food.com

Prep Time:  20 mins.
Total Time:  1 1/4 hours
Serves:  20

I cut this recipe in half and still had a lot left over.  It was really good and good for lunch the next day too!

2 lbs ground beef  (I used 1 lb)
1 large onion, chopped  (1/3 of the onion)
1 clove garlic, minced  (half a clove)
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning  (I used 1/4 teaspoon)
2 tbsp olive oil  (I used 1 tbsp)
2 jars of spaghetti sauce  (1 jar of sauce)
16 oz rotini pasta, cooked and drained  (8 oz of pasta)
5 cups shredded mozzarella cheese  (2 1/2 cups of cheese)
8 oz sliced pepperoni  (I used enough pepperoni to cover the top)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Brown ground beef, onion, garlic and seasoning in oil, Drain.
Stir in pasta, spaghetti sauce and 2 cups of cheese.
Place mixture in greased 9x13 or 8x8 baking dish.
Sprinkle with remaining cheese and top with pepperoni.
Bake 25-30 minutes, until heated through.

This was pretty tasty and very kid friendly...even the little guy liked it and he won't eat anything these days!  It reminded us a lot of lasagna.  It would make a great freezer meal.  To freeze, cover tightly and freeze up to 3 months.  To bake, thaw casserole in refrigerator overnight and bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 mins, until hot.



  1. Oh Yummy! I would love this, so would the baby!

  2. Yum! My daughter is pretty picky these days, too, but I bet she'd like this!

  3. Stopping in from TT: That looks SO delicious :) I had a recipe that was similar but there were way more ingredients and it was time-consuming and disappointing in flavor. I can't wait to try this one out - it looks so much easier and tasty!