Pepperoni Pizza Casserole

If you like Italian food at all, you will LOVE this casserole. It is full of yummy goodies like pepperoni, pasta, sausage and cheese. And, best of all, it is a super easy weeknight dinner. All you need to do is make a salad and you have an awesome meal. Of course, I didn’t make a salad. That would be too healthy for us. We just gorged on the pasta and called it a night. Another BIG plus to this casserole is that both of my kids at it. It was a little Christmas miracle. This would be the perfect casserole to take to a potluck because it is so quick and easy and it makes a lot. Enjoy!!

Pepperoni Pizza Casserole

From the AJC

8 ounces (about 3 cups) uncooked spiral pasta
1 pound Italian sausage (casings removed) or ground beef  (I used hot turkey Italian sausage)
4 cups spaghetti sauce
1 (4-ounce) can mushrooms, drained (I left these out)
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 (6-ounce) package sliced pepperoni
8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese (I used pre-shredded Italian blend cheese)

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. On the stovetop, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to package directions and drain. Return the pasta to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, in a saute pan over medium heat, cook the sausage; drain. Add the sausage, spaghetti sauce and mushrooms to the pasta and stir to combine. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and half the pepperoni slices.
  3. Spread pasta mixture into a lightly greased 9-by-13-inch pan. Top with the mozzarella cheese. Arrange remaining half of pepperoni slices over top. Bake for 20 minutes, until cheese is bubbly.

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4 Comments

Filed under Casserole, Cheese, Pasta, Pork

4 responses to “Pepperoni Pizza Casserole

  1. Jenn

    Well, you were right about this one. All 3 of them ate multiple helpings:) Keeper!

  2. ashley

    this is excellent! I ended up using 1 1/2 jars pasta sauce, ground turkey, and turkey pepperoni. 5/5 stars!!

  3. Debbie

    I love Italian foods, can’t wait to make !! YUUUMMMY

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