Delicious Ground Beef Pizza Casserole

Total Time
1hr 10mins
30 mins
40 mins

This is not hard to throw together, I make this quite often and my family loves this casserole!

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  1. Grease a 13x9-inch baking dish.
  2. Cook the gound beef in a medium skillet with the onions, green peppers, garlic, salt pepper until meat is browned and veggies are tender; drain fat, and mix in the Parmesan cheese.
  3. Stir in the 1/2-pound pepperoni (chop this pepperoni to add to the mixture, leave the remaining half pound pepperoni sliced), mushrooms, pasta sauce; stir well until combined; simmer for 20-25 minutes on top of stove.
  4. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Place the cooked rigatoni pasta on the bottom of the greased baking dish.
  6. Sprinkle with 2 cups mozzarella cheese over the pasta.
  7. Layer with pepperoni slices evenly over the cheese.
  8. Top with the ground beef/pasta sauce mixture.
  9. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven, sprinkle with the remaining 2 cups mozzarella cheese.
  11. Return to oven and bake for 10 minutes longer, or until bubbly.
  12. Let stand for 10-15 minutes before serving.