Easy Pizza Pasta Casserole (OAMC)

By Kaarin on February 23, 2005

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Ingredients

    1. 2 lbs ground beef or 2 lbs ground venison
    2. 1 large onion, chopped
    3. 1 clove garlic, minced
    4. 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
    5. 2 tablespoons olive oil
    6. 2 (26 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce
    7. 16 ounces rotini pasta, cooked and drained
    8. 5 cups shredded mozzarella cheese ( 20 oz)
    9. 8 ounces sliced pepperoni

Directions

  1. Brown ground beef, onion, garlic and seasoning in oil.
  2. Drain.
  3. Stir in pasta, spaghetti sauce and 3 cups cheese.
  4. Place mixture in 2 greased 9x13x2 inch baking pans or 4 square pans.
  5. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella.
  6. Top with pepperoni.
  7. Cover and freeze up to 3 months.
  8. To cook now: Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, until heated through.
  9. To bake frozen casserole: Thaw in refrigerator overnight and bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes, till hot.