YUMMY PIZZA PASTA CASSEROLE!


Ingredients

2 pounds ground beef

1 large onion, chopped

3-1/2 cups spaghetti sauce

1 package (16 ounces) spiral or cavatappi pasta, cooked and drained

4 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

8 ounces sliced pepperoni


Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce and pasta.

  2. Transfer to 2 greased 13x9-in. baking dishes. Sprinkle with cheese. Arrange pepperoni over the top.

  3. Bake, uncovered, 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Freeze option: Cool unbaked casseroles; cover and freeze up to 3 months. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake as directed, increasing time to 35-40 minutes or until heated through and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 301 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 545mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 19g protein.



Recipe Credit | Taste of Home

Originally published as Pizza Pasta Casserole in Quick Cooking May/June 1999

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