Pizza Pasta Potluck Casserole

by Val
(Burnaby, Canada)

photo credit - Maria Cooks website

photo credit - Maria Cooks website

This recipe is copied from Maria Cooks. Our teen sons love it, and we've made it 3 times in the past month. More information is at http://www.mariacooks.com/blog/page/3/


This casserole makes a great dinner or is the perfect dish to bring to a party.This also freezes well, for up to 3 months.For the noodles, you can really use whatever type of noodles you choose, even spaghetti noodle will work.

Ingredients:
2 lbs ground beef
1 large onion (chopped)
1 clove garlic (minced)
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 (26 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce
16 ounces rotini pasta, (cooked and drained)
5 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (20 oz)
8 ounces sliced pepperoni

Step 1: Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet add oil and heat to medium-high heat. Add ground beef, onion, and garlic. Add Italian seasoning. Cook until the beef is browned. Drain.

Step 2: Stir in pasta sauce and 3 cups of cheese into the meat mixture. Place mixture into 2 greased 9×13” baking dishes. Sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella cheese and top with pepperoni. *The dish can be covered and frozen as this point if you are freezing.

Step 3: If you are cooking it now: Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

(Makes 15 servings)

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