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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 337.1
  • Total Fat: 10.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 36.8 mg
  • Sodium: 208.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 42.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.4 g
  • Protein: 19.8 g

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Pizza Pasta Casserole

Submitted by: BUDGETMOM
Pizza Pasta Casserole

Introduction

A really fun dinner, hearty and filling. A really fun dinner, hearty and filling.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1/2 pound ground beef or sausage
    1/2 onion, chopped
    1 recipe for my easy marinara sauce (you can use jarred sauce)
    1 box whole wheat spiral pasta cooked and drained, reserving about 3/4 cups starchy liquid
    1 1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
    1 serving turkey pepperoni
    1 cup green pepper strips



Directions

Cook pasta according to package directions, reserving 3/4 cup cooking liquid to thin the sauce, if desired.
Meanwhile, cook the beef until no longer pink. Drain and set aside.
Cook the onion in the same skillet, until tender. Add ground beef back to skillet. Stir in marinara sauce and pasta. Transfer to a greased 13x9x2" baking dish. Sprinkle with the cheese.
Arrange pepperoni, peppers, and additional pizza toppings over the top. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.








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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Overall very easy and fast weeknight supper! Next time I would add some mushrooms, olives, onions, etc. to give it more variety and flavor. - 3/20/11

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Oh my word, this was just YUM!! Used turkey pepperoni, ground turkey, whole wheat rotini with Prego meat spaghetti sauce. Recipie divides nicely into 6 portions. 8 is a bit small without some kind of side dish. - 4/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I double the recipe and put into two 9x13 pans and instead of baking, I freeze them for later. To serve: I take out of the freezer the night before to thaw in the refridgerator. Then bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until heated through! - 7/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is my second time making this. To bring down the calorie count for me, I put some of the dish in a 8x8 baking dish and the rest in a 9x13 dish. The 8x8 dish is mine as it only has a small portion of the ingredients: 1 cup cheese, 30g pepperoni, 4-8 ozs of meat and only some of the pasta. - 1/28/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very easy to make! Made some substitutions with ingredients that I typically use (ground turkey, fat free cheese, turkey pepperoni, etc.) and got it down to about 205 calories / 4.5 fat per serving (12 servings in total). It was delicious, thank you for the wonderful idea! - 8/24/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very simple to make, and I didn't feel guilty while I was eating it. Shared it with friends and will make it again! - 1/15/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was quite tasty, but not so healthy. I think that there are number of ways to slim it down. - 3/31/09

    Reply from BUDGETMOM (5/16/09)
    You can certainly change the ingredients to suit your diet. This is the way I make it at home, so that is how it's calculated.


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  • I used brown rice pasta and everyone loved this!! - 7/27/14

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  • Did not do both ground beef and pepperoni, stuck with pepperoni. Any other toppings you like on pizza would work on this. (Mushrooms, olives, etc). Suggest mixing a little cheese in with the sauce and pasta, holds it together a bit better. - 6/11/14

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  • We like! I used ground turkey because it's healthier. I think the next time I will buy the Italian seasoned ground turkey and that will really add to the recipe. We also used gluten free pasta. The pepperoni adds a little something extra. It's a keeper. - 11/17/13

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  • great dish kids loved it I added bell peppers and Italian seasoning as well - 6/19/13

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  • A delicious comfort meal! - 5/28/13

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  • My kids actually ate it! I used a can of italian tomatos instead of the spaghetti sauce. I only had 12oz of spiral noodles so I added 4 oz Orzo pasta, it was really good. I like the idea of adding more toppings to it so next time I will try that. - 3/8/13

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  • My family really enjoyed it. We will be making it again. I added some pizza seasoning to the beef for some extra flavor (I didn't rinse it in hot water) and will add some more next time around. - 2/9/13

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  • Can anyone tell me what is the service size of this meal
    - 11/2/12

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  • I left out the onion and used turkey burger and turkey pepperoni to make it a few less calories. It turned out great. I will definately make this again. - 8/21/12

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  • My girls are just too picky so even this, they pick something out! :) I thought it was okay, I couldn't put my finger on it but something was missing in the flavor. It's good for those quick " I really don't want to cook, but hubby is asking on a Friday night" dishes. - 8/11/12

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  • whats the serving size? a cup? - 7/24/12

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  • My kids loved this dish! - 6/16/12

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  • This was good. I used shredded cheddar cheese and turkey pepperoni. I also used whole wheat penne pasta instead of the rotini. I would make this again. - 4/21/12

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  • I made it with turkey pepperoni and it was "okay"....too bland for our family. I would make it next time with green peppers, mushrooms, more onion and more spices. - 3/23/12

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  • This did taste like pizza without crust a little, but my husband and I didnt like it. Very bland and we ended up throwing out the leftovers which we never do. - 2/26/12

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  • This was delicious! I used all turkey products and whole wheat pasta to cut down ont he calories. - 2/1/12

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  • This was really tasty, but not particularly healthy. I won't make it again without some changes to improve the nutritional value. - 1/26/12

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  • yummy!!! - 1/23/12

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  • Everyone in the family loved it! :)
    - 11/20/11

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  • sounds delicious, I would add 2 cups of baby spinach to it for color and nutrition. - 10/12/11

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  • Good recipe. I have one similar to this where the pasta is mixed with cheddar cheese and egg and is cooked first as the base for the sauce and toppings. It is the "crust." I also add green peppers and mushrooms to the top of this "pizza." - 10/8/11

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  • Absolutely love this recipe! Have made it twice and everyone in the family loves it! Be sure to use good quality ingredients for best taste (avoid kroger brand - gets too greasy and bland after cooked) - 10/6/11

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  • Nice and good - 7/1/11

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  • My picky eaters (boys 13 and 18) not only ate this, but requested it again! They do love pizza, so ... - 6/13/11

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  • Oh my gosh I'm going to try this tomorrow, sounds and looks great and I'm going to use ground turkey....YUM! Thank you for posting this! :D Love fun new dinners to make for kids and myself! :D - 6/8/11

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  • This was good, the children had seconds and the hubby and I felt like it needed some more spices. We will make again just add italian seasoning next time - 5/24/11

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  • OMG this was awesome. My 2 and 11 year olds love it. They asked for more and more. My 2 year old came back later in the evening wanting more "noodles'. He barely eats at all! I fought the urge to go back too. Delish and definitely will make over and over again. - 2/11/11

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  • I've been saving this recipe to try it looks SO good!!! Followed the directions, mostly, added some assorted bell peppers, fresh spinach cut up, and Italian seasonings. What a great fun meal for the family! Thanks for the idea! - 1/27/11

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  • Didnt have the onion and I added a little Parmesan after it was cooked ontop.. Very good and very easy. Will make again! - 1/26/11

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  • I have made this several times and it was a success each time. Easy to prepare and very filling. Lots of protein in there!!! - 1/17/11

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  • YUM! My 2 young children enjoyed this as did my husband and I! A great one dish meal for a busy family- just add a salad and there is dinner! - 10/19/10

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  • This was so delicious! I made it with ground turkey and barilla plus pasta and also added a green pepper. It was so great and my fiance absolutely loved it! Next time I think I might add some spinach or broccoli. - 10/4/10

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  • loved it was awsome a delisous
    - 9/25/10

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  • sounds so yummy! gonna make this one! - 7/22/10

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  • Yummy! - 7/6/10

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  • Everyone Loved it. It was a family hit - 6/27/10

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  • THIS WAS AWESOME. WHOLE FAMILY LOVED IT! I thought it tasted like something you would get a Pizza Hut and my youngest (13) said it is better than anything at Pizza Hut Mom! - 3/25/10

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  • Made with Turkey pepperoni and whole grain pasta. Was very good. Thanks for sharing, my 3 year old liked it a lot. - 1/30/10

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  • YUMMO! MY HUSBAND IS A PICKY EATER AND HE SAID THIS ONE IS A KEEPER. I USED WHOLE WHEAT SPIRAL PASTA AND TURKEY PEPPERONI. - 1/24/10

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  • Kids loved it! substituted turkey pepporoni and whole wheat pasta for added health benefit! - 1/24/10

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  • Yummy! We accidentally put in 16 oz instead of 8 oz of pasta but it more than filled us up for supper. We're definitely making this again. - 12/16/09

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  • HUGE hit with 4-year-old (and that's RARE). He even called it 'amazing' lol. Used ground turkey, turkey pepperoni and sugar-free sauce - 12/3/09

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  • I really like it, you can add extra veggies, I use the whole pound of pasta, for my family of 7, but keep everything else the same. - 9/23/09

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  • Not so healthy maybe, but oh so tasty. Thank you! - 9/6/09

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  • I revised this some using ground turkey, whole what pasta and fat free cheese. It brought the calories down to 396 and the fat to 13.9 and raised the fiber to 5.1 But overall it is a great recipe! Thank you for sharing! - 5/15/09

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  • sounds really good - 4/5/09

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  • I used ground turkey and wheat pasta was great thanks - 4/2/09

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  • OMG this was incredible! Definitely a repeat, thanks for sharing. - 3/3/09

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  • Awesome!!! My family loved this. My little guy polished off a couple helpings!!! Thanks for the recipe! - 2/19/09

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  • Fantastico!!! - 1/13/09

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