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Pizza Noodle Bake

Here’s a family-pleasing casserole that comes together in a snap, making it perfect for a weeknight meal. Double the recipe and freeze one for later! —Bernice Knutson, Soldier, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces uncooked egg noodles
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni

Directions

  • Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink, breaking the meat into crumbles; drain. Add pizza sauce and mushrooms; heat through.
  • Drain noodles. In a greased 13x9-in. baking dish, layer half each of the noodles, beef mixture, cheeses and pepperoni. Repeat layers. Cover and bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until heated through.
  • Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked casserole for up to 3 months. Remove from freezer 30 minutes before baking (do not thaw). Cover and bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes. Uncover; bake 15-20 minutes longer or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups: 644 calories, 33g fat (15g saturated fat), 160mg cholesterol, 913mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 43g protein.

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