Easy Pizza Casserole

This Easy Pizza Casserole was a real lifesaver last week.

Looking for comfort food? Then try this Easy Pizza Casserole - the whole family will love it! #recipes #pasta #casserole

I was just getting over the worst crud I’d had in years, and the Tall Boy and Doodle had been without a home-cooked meal over a week. ¬†The Tall Boy is very self-sufficient and a totally awesome dad, but his dinner prep skills are basically limited to grilling out {it’s too cool here for that now}, spaghetti, tacos and broiled fish.

Combine that with balancing after-school activities on his own, trying to keep the house looking halfway decent and the laundry under control while I hacked up a lung…well, let’s just say that he was happy when I was feeling well enough to finally head back into the kitchen. ūüėČ

Even on the upswing of coming out of my funk, I wanted a recipe that (1) would allow for leftovers; (2) did not require much any effort; (3) would appeal to a 6-year old; and (4) was comfort food!

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Easy Pizza Casserole
 
Ingredients
  • 16 oz uncooked fettuccine
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 (24 oz) jars pasta sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3.5 oz package sliced pepperoni
  • fresh oregano for garnish, if desired
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  3. Cook ground beef in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until browned.
  4. Spread a thin layer of pasta sauce in the bottom of a 13x9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with half of cooked pasta, half of ground beef, half of remaining sauce, and half of
  5. cheese. Repeat layers. Cut pepperoni slices into quarters, if desired, and sprinkle over cheese.
  6. Cover with aluminum foil, and bake 30 minutes.
  7. Uncover and bake 15 minutes longer or until bubbly and browned. Let stand 10 minutes before serving

You can easily adjust the fillings in this recipe to your own tastes РI think sautéed mushrooms, onions, and green peppers would be a great addition.  Just throw your favorite pizza toppings in with the cooked ground beef to give this recipe your own twist!

What are your favorite comfort foods?  Feel free to link up in the comments below!

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XO, Ashley

*I was not compensated for this post. I am an eMeals affiliate and this post does contain my affiliate link. However, all opinions are straight-up my own, and I used eMeals even prior to my affiliate relationship. I really do love it! You can read my disclosure policy here.

 

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Comments

  1. Pepperoni, Cheese & Pasta is always a winner in my book! Best leftovers ever ūüôā

  2. I think this is the most fabulous dinner ever!
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  3. I’m a sucker for pizza so I’m going to be giving this pizza casserole a try! “:)
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  4. Tanaya Sharma says:

    Is there a vegetarian substitute you could recommend instead of the beef?

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