Saturday, 8 November 2008

Pizza Casserole

16 oz. sea shells or what-have-
   you macaroni
1 lb ground beef
16 (+ or -) oz. pizza sauce
   purchased or home-made
4 Tbsp olive oil
2 clove garlic chopped
1 medium bell pepper diced
1 medium onion diced
1-1/2 cups mushroom pieces
1 can sliced black olives
1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
1 pkg pepperoni sliced
12 oz package of shredded
   mozzarella cheese
1 c water
1 Tbsp oregano, dried
1 can diced tomatoes
hot pepper or pepper flakes as desired
  • Prepare the pasta as directed remembering to salt the water while boiling. Drain and set aside in a large mixing bowl
  • In a large deep skillet brown the ground beef drain and set aside.
  • In the same skillet over medium heat put in the olive oil and lightly saute the garlic, onion, and bell pepper until a little tender.
  • Add the sauce*, diced tomatoes, ground beef, Italian seasoning, and the water. Stir together and let simmer about 5 min.
  • Pour over macaroni and then add the mushrooms and black olives.
  • Stir all ingredients together pour in a 9x13 deep dish pan.
  • Cover the top of casserole with the shredded cheese then layer the pepperoni across the top.
  • Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling. Pepperoni and cheese should look like a pizza when ready.