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Slow-Cooker Pizza Casserole

A comforting casserole with mass appeal is just what you need when cooking for a crowd. For added convenience, it stays warm in a slow cooker. —Virginia Krites, Cridersville, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 2 hours
  • Makes
    14 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) rigatoni or large tube pasta
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 4 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) pizza sauce
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) sliced pepperoni
  • Chopped fresh basil or arugula, optional

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  • Drain pasta; place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the beef mixture, cheese, pizza sauce, soup and pepperoni. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours or until heated through. If desired, top with basil before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 329 calories, 19g fat (8g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 885mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein.

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