Pepperoni Casserole

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Recipe by Marg (CaymanDesigns)

While I was recovering from surgery, a friend brought this over for dinner for us. We all enjoyed it but the kids really loved it. They bugged me until I got the recipe!

Top Review by toni.n.anthony

My family loved this recipe. Based on what I already had in the cupboard, I made a couple basic tweeks that I knew would not alter the flavor of the recipe. 1.) I did not have spaghetti sauce, so I just used the equivalent of tomato sauce and added Italian seasoning while cooking the hamburger. 2.) I switched the elbow macaroni out for a different tube pasta that I had on hand. 3.) I used mostly cheddar cheese, as I was short on Mozzarella. 4.) I followed another reviewer's advice and covered the pan with foil while in the oven, so the cheese would not dry out. It turned out great! My husband looked a little skeptical when I told him dinner had pepperoni in it, as that is an ingredient I never cook with. Although we prefer to fix healthy meals, and this doesn't fit into that category, it is still easy to prepare and a definite crowd pleaser. My whole family said it was delicious. Lots of flavor and a fun go-to recipe to "spice it up" for your family once in a while. Tip: Pepperoni freezes well, and often you can save money to buy it in bulk. Just repackage small portions in freezer bags, for a great addition to your future Italian dishes. Thanks so much for the yummy recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Brown the ground beef and onion together in frying pan.
  2. Drain fat.
  3. Mix the spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce and beef together and then pour onto cooked noodles.
  4. Stir well and layer in a greased casserole dish alternating with pepperoni slices and cheese.
  5. Ending with a cheese layer.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

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