Friday, August 19, 2011

Pizza Casserole

This is a new recipe that I tried for the first time this week. It was super easy and actually kind of fun to get creative with! When I make it again, I will try different varieties of ingredients. It's a casserole dish with pizza toppings! When I first mentioned it to my husband, he said that it sounded "interesting," but it's actually pretty good. It's not the best dish out there, but I liked it because it was easy, you can create a casserole of your liking easily, and it tasted good! One thing I will warn you about now, is the more toppings you add, the more sauce and noodles you will need to balance it. Other than that, do what you want with it! For the first time around, the only changes that I made to it were that I used spiral pasta noodles so that they would hold their shape/texture and I added black olives, which I love. I think next time, I might try a Canadian Bacon or even do a vegetarian casserole!

2 cups uncooked egg noodles
1/2 pound lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 cup sliced pepperoni sausage
16 ounces pizza sauce
4 tablespoons milk
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
1.Cook noodles according to package directions.
2.In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef with the onion, garlic and green bell pepper. Drain excess fat. Stir in the noodles, pepperoni, pizza sauce and milk, and mix well. Pour this mixture into a 2-quart casserole dish.
3.Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 minutes, top with the cheese, then bake for 5 to 10 more minutes.

(Gluten Free: substitute GF pasta, pizza sauce and pepperoni)

*original recipe on


  1. My Boys and my friend Becky all loved this, everyone had seconds! The only thing I added was shredded zucchini.

  2. Excellent!! Glad to hear it! Shredded zucchini would be delicious in there! Thank you for your comment. :)

  3. A co-worker of mine came up to me at work today saying she made this for her and her boyfriend. She said they absolutely LOVED it. Her boyfriend asked if they could eat it for dinner every night. :) I thought that was awesome and thought I would share.