Cheesy, Beefy Noodle Casserole W/Pepperoni

Total Time
1hr
Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins

This was a pure scavenger hunt through the freezer, fridge and pantry! It came out really good! Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight supper!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs ground sirloin or 2 lbs beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 12 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 (26 ounce) jar Ragu parmesan and romano spaghetti sauce
  • 1 (4 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 12 cups uncooked macaroni
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • parmesan cheese
  • 12-1 teaspoon oregano
  • sliced pepperoni

Directions

  1. In deep skillet, saute beef, onion, salt and pepper, herbs and garlic til done. Drain grease if any.
  2. Stir in spaghetti sauce and mushrooms.
  3. Heat to a very low simmer, stirring occasionally.
  4. Meanwhile, cook macaroni noodles til just about done. Drain well, do not rinse.
  5. Stir cooked noodles into sauce.
  6. Pour into greased 13x9-inch glass casserole dish.
  7. Top with mozzarella.
  8. Sprinkle with parmesan and oregano.
  9. Top with pepperoni slices.
  10. Bake in 350ºF oven for 30-35 minutes til cheese is done to your liking.
Most Helpful

Pretty good! My family and I really enjoyed it! I stuck directly to your recipe other than changing the noodles. I used Rotini noodles...its all i had to work with, but all in all it turned out great. My oldest son is a very picky eater and he cleaned his plate! The only thing i might try next time is maybe adding a deep dish pizza crust on the bottom and then layer up from that. It was just missing a little something for me, although im sure i wouldve enjoyed it more if i couldve used the onions and mushrooms..my fam is not a fav of that. Anyway, thank you for sharing! I will definitely try it again.

SouthernCookin'Queen November 21, 2011

Very tasty! I couldn't find the pasta sauce listed so I used Ragu 6 Cheese. I added an extra can of mushrooms and a can of Rotel tomatoes. In the future, I will cut the meat down to 1 lb. and keep those extras. Thanks for sharing!

rickoholic83 November 03, 2010