Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Pizza Casserole

This recipe is simply amazing. It's like awesome set up camp in my mouth and is having a party. The whole family loves it, and that really says something, when everyone can agree on something being good.
This recipe is so versatile too. You can change things around to suit your needs, and experiment with different things. I'll add some suggestions of what I have done with it at the bottom.

1.5 lbs hamburger
1 bag egg noodles
1 large jar spaghetti sauce
3 cups mozzarella cheese
1 bag pepperoni
You'll also need a 9x13 baking dish

Preheat the oven to 350.
Brown the hamburger. Cook noodles according to package directions.
Spread a thin layer of sauce on the bottom of the baking dish. Then layer in this order::

Half the noodles
Half the hamburger
Half the sauce
Rest of noodles
Half the cheese
Rest of hamburger
Rest of sauce
Rest of cheese

Cover it all with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for 15 more.
Make sure you let it set for about 10 minutes. I found out the hard way that the sauce needs to thicken up before you can eat it.

*Things I have done to tweak it*
When browning the hamburger, I add in some garlic powder, onion powder and italian seasoning.
Substitute hamburger for sausage.
Ricotta cheese along with the mozzarella.
Using pizza sauce as well as spaghetti sauce.

Oh so yummy in my tummy!!

It'll probably look a little something like this. I only had half a package of pepperoni, but that doesn't make it any less yummy!!


Anonymous said...

have made this recipe for years and it always gets requested for family gatherings.

Anonymous said...

2625How many calories in this?

Anonymous said...

I will be trying this