Weeknight Bites: Pizza Casserole

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Pizza Casserole  The kitchen is my most favorite place to be and the only thing that makes it better is if I’m in the kitchen with my family and friends.  The other day I had the opportunity to get in the kitchen with my Mom.  We don’t do it often enough and it felt so good to be back in the kitchen where I learned to cook.  To say that my mother inspired my love of food would be an understatement.  I’m sure those Saturday mornings filled with rubbery scrambled egg breakfasts crafted by my 8 year old hands weren’t the best meals she had ever had, but they sure were special for me.  Growing up, Mom cooked three meals a day; partly because she loved it, and partly because we couldn’t afford to go out to eat much.  Her necessity became her passion and her passion became mine.  (Thanks, Mom!)

This recipe is a family favorite that is sure to be a hit with your family too.  The great thing about this casserole is its versatility.  If you put it on a pizza, you can put it in this casserole.  We kept it pretty simple this time, but I can imagine adding mushrooms, black olives, green peppers, artichokes, the list goes on and on.

And don’t let the photo fool you, this recipe makes a lot, so prepare to feed a crowd!  It will absolutely fill a 9×13 pan.  We sometimes break it up into a couple smaller casseroles.  🙂

I hope y’all enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 1 (12-ounce) package bowtie pasta
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic (we used the jarred kind already prepared)
  • 14 to 16 oz jarred pizza sauce
  • 1 (3.5-ounce) pepperoni
  • 1 (10.7-ounce) can condensed cheddar cheese soup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (8-ounce) package (2 cups) shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 1 (8-ounce) package (2 cups) shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

    1. Cook pasta in large pot using package directions. Drain and return to pot.
    2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    3. Meanwhile, cook ground beef, sausage, onions, and garlic in a large skillet until no longer pink.  Drain grease and return to pan.

  1. Stir pizza sauce, pepperoni, cheese soup, salt, and Italian cheese blend into meat mixture.
  2. Add meat mixture to pot with cooked pasta and combine.
  3. Pour into greased 9 x 13″ casserole dish.
  4. Top with mozzarella cheese.
  5. Bake 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.Pizza Casserole
Weeknight Bites: Pizza Casserole
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 (12-ounce) package bowtie pasta
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic (we used the jarred kind already prepared)
  • 14 to 16 oz jarred pizza sauce
  • 1 (3.5-ounce) pepperoni
  • 1 (10.7-ounce) can condensed cheddar cheese soup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (8-ounce) package (2 cups) shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 1 (8-ounce) package (2 cups) shredded mozzarella cheese
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta in large pot using package directions. Drain and return to pot.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. Meanwhile, cook ground beef, sausage, onions, and garlic in a large skillet until no longer pink. Drain grease and return to pan.
  4. Stir in pizza sauce, pepperoni, cheese soup, salt, and Italian cheese blend into meat mixture.
  5. Add meat mixture to pot with cooked pasta and combine.
  6. Pour into greased 9 x 13″ casserole dish.
  7. Top with mozzarella cheese.
  8. Bake 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

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Comments

  1. Thanks for posting this! I can’t wait to try it!!

  2. THIS LOOKS SOOOO GOOD. CAN’T WAIT TO MAKE THIS.

  3. O. M .G . Made this today and my precious little girls came home and
    they eat just like three little pigs.It was very easy and didn’t take long at all.

    • I love this recipe and I’m glad y’all do too! Comforting, filling, and easy! Those are things that are super important in my house!

  4. wow..sounds delicious! My husband has to be gluten free so I will now be on a search for GF cheddar cheese soup so he can enjoy it too!

  5. I’m so trying this is it fattening?

  6. Serving this at my house tonight. Thanks!

  7. I made this for dinner tonight. It tasted even better than I thought it would! Great flavor! My picky kids loved it, too!

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