Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Meat Lover's Pizza Casserole

Hello! I am back again with a new recipe!
Meat Lover's Pizza Casserole
I had made a pizza casserole before, I think it was before I started the blog. My husband had said it was ok, so I have been looking for a new one. This one was it! I got it from my Taste of Home Casseroles cookbook. I am really liking this book so far. Spoiler alert, my husband really really liked the casserole! On with the show!


1 pound lean ground beef, 1 medium onion chopped, 1 can (15 oz) pizza sauce, 8 oz cooked and drained elbow macaroni, 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, 3 1/2 oz sliced pepperoni : quartered, 1/2 tsp salt
I only used half an onion, because I thought a whole one would've been way to much. I am sure you've noticed that in every recipe that I have done that calls for onions, I scale it back.

Cook macaroni according to package directions.

Never be afraid to get the off-off brand! It not name brand, its not even the "ok" store brand! Saving money is the best.

In a large skillet cook beef and onion over med-high heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in remaining ingredients.

I multi tasked and cooked the noodles and beef at the same time! The beef of course took less time than the noodles. I am still trying to get the hang of my new gas range. It freaks me out, I always think I am going to blow the house up when I use it. But it does cook things super fast!

It was fun to cut the pepperoni. Not sure why, but it was.

When I drained the noodles, I tried to slowly transfer them into the pot to mix in with the meat, but it all just went, "plop!". Making it very difficult to stir.

There it is, all mixed together. Note on the cheese! It most defiantly could've used 4 cups! It had an ok amount of cheese, but it wasn't very cheesy. Next time, more cheese please.

Transfer to greased 2 qt baking dish. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until heated through.

There it is, all done. Sorry for the weird angle, not sure what I was thinking.

I timed it perfectly for when my husband got home from work, so when he scooped himself a bowl, I had to take a picture of it. It took me several tried because some one was, "helping me".

The above is about my third attempt at a photo. My husband, the goof, kept photobombing my picture. Its ok though. He is so cute, I let him. And he did put ranch on it. He likes ranch on his pizza, so it stands to reason he would like it on a pizza casserole. He did. Well there ya go! Another recipe from me! Happy eating!


  1. I'm sending this one onto my house-husband. :)