Thursday, April 21, 2011

Pizza Pasta Casserole

Pizza Pasta Casserole
Makes two 9" x 13" casseroles

2 lbs ground beef or ground venison
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon italian seasoning
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 (26 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce
16 ounces rotini pasta, cooked and drained
5 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (20 oz) or a mixture of mozzarella and an Italian blend shredded cheese
8 ounces sliced pepperoni, cut into quarter sections

1. Brown ground beef, onion, garlic and seasoning in oil. Drain.

2. Stir in pasta, spaghetti sauce, pepperoni and 3 cups cheese.

3. Place mixture in 2 greased 9x13x2 inch baking pans. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella.

4. Cover and freeze up to 3 months.

5. To cook now: Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, until heated through.

6. To bake frozen casserole: Thaw in refrigerator overnight and bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes, till hot.


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