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Cheesy Pizza Casserole

I discovered this recipe in the reader's exchange page of our local electric cooperative's magazine. Serve it whenever you've got a crowd to please!—Judy Chandler, Franklin, Kentucky
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 7 ounces vermicelli, cooked and drained
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce, divided
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 4 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook the beef, pepperoni, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in mushrooms; set aside.
  • Combine vermicelli and butter in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish; toss to coat. Pour 1 cup tomato sauce over pasta; top with half of meat mixture. Combine Swiss and mozzarella cheeses; sprinkle half over top. Sprinkle with oregano and basil. Layer with remaining meat and cheese mixtures. Pour remaining tomato sauce over top.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 422 calories, 25g fat (14g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 764mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 28g protein.

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