Imagine having a casserole and homemade pizza all in one. Well, here it is my friends: The Ultimate Pizza Casserole. Believe me, this will be a hit for miles around. Keep your doors locked because here it comes.
Add the pasta to boiling salted water and cook for 10 to 12 minutes until al dente. Drain and set aside.
Add the beef to a cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Cook for 5 minutes or so until browned.
Add in the onion and garlic and saute until fragrant. This should take about 2 or 3 minutes.
Pour the tomato and pizza sauce in followed by the Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined.
Add in the pasta. Stir once again until well combined.
Place the mozzarella over the top followed by the pepperoni, mushrooms, bell peppers, olives, and basil.
Place the pizza casserole into a 375 F or 200 C preheated oven for about 15 minutes until the cheese is melted and the pepperoni cooked.
Serve and enjoy your wonderful pizza casserole.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.
I use lean ground beef, but any cut can be used. Just remember to drain any excess fat.
As mentioned in the ingredients, we use rotini noodles, but any type of noodle can be used.
Pizza sauce can be omitted and marinara or pasta sauce can be used in place of the tomato sauce.
Again, the toppings are only my favourite, feel free to use the toppings of your choice.