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Deluxe Pizza Casserole

This is the family favorite dish for special occasions, and we always make it for my granddaughter's birthday. Mushrooms are a wonderful addition if you like them. —Vickie Oldham, Dubuque, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) meatless pasta sauce
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente; drain. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook and crumble beef and sausage with onion and pepper over medium-high heat until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender, 6-8 minutes; drain.
  • Stir in pasta sauce, pizza sauce and brown sugar. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in pasta. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, until lightly browned and cheese is melted, 20-25 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 346 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 797mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 20g protein.

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