Ground Beef Pepperoni Pizza Casserole

"This is delicious! The complete casserole (with the crust on) can be prepared up to a day in advance and refrigerated until ready to bake. I used mozzeralla slices for this in place of shredded mozzeralla... add in any of your other favorites also."
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Ready In:




  • Set oven to 400 degrees.
  • Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  • In a large skillet cook ground beef with onion, garlic and green pepper until meat is no longer pink; drain fat.
  • Add in 3 tablespoons (or more) grated Parmesan cheese; stir to combine.
  • Add in pizza sauce, chopped pepperoni, herb seasoning and mushrooms; mix to combine and bring to a simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile in another bowl combine milk, oil and eggs; beat for 2 minutes with an electric mixer.
  • Stir in flour, salt and cayenne; mix to combine; set aside.
  • Spoon the ground beef mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  • Sprinkle grated mozzeralla cheese on top.
  • Sprinkle with chopped bacon.
  • Pour the batter over cheese, spreading evenly to cover completely.
  • Sprinkle with 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese.
  • Up to this point you can cover and refrigerate until ready to bake.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Delicious!

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  1. I had wrong expectations of this. I thought the batter poured on top would bake up on the bottom, creating a bottom crust. It does not do that - it stays on top. BUT this is a really good pizza casserole, that the kids and I really enjoyed this afternoon. I did make a major change though in that I didn't add either the pepperoni nor the bacon. Once I had poured the meat sauce into the pan, it certainly looked like enough and, in order to cut some calories, I left it there and proceeded with the recipe without pepperoni and bacon. Worked out just fine for us and I'm glad to have saved a few calories!
  2. great recipe but instead of flour i added 1 bag of cooked egg noodles and instead of parmesan used chedder . hi kitten great recipe
  3. I guess the reason I didn't care for this was the texture of the crust. It was not nice and light like I imagined it would be. It was very heavy and dense. The flavor was ok, just didn't like the crust.
  4. I made this for zaar tag, this is very good, the crust is nice and crispy!! The meat sauce perfectly spiced. I only used 4 oz mushrooms because of the kids and used 3/4 lb pepperoni. Thanks for posting



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