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Pizza Macaroni Bake

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.

Makes

8 servings

What do you get when you combine macaroni and cheese with pizza fixings? This hearty, family-pleasing casserole! It's so easy and so tasty. —Nancy Porterfield, Gap Mills, West Virginia
Pizza Macaroni Bake Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 package (7-1/4 ounces) macaroni and cheese dinner mix
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. Set the cheese packet from dinner mix aside. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add macaroni; cook for 8-10 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Drain macaroni; stir in the contents of cheese packet.
  3. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Top with the beef mixture, pizza sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese.
  4. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 376 calories, 20g fat (9g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 827mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 23g protein.

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