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Emma P’s pizza casserole September 17, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — zellner @ 10:51 am

Tonight we are pulling out the pizza casserole from our freezer cooking-  I have made variations of this recipe.  This one was highly recommended by a sweet lady in our church (emma p.) who taught my biblestudy in the spring and often has wonderful advice, helpful information, and good tips for parenting, biblical study, and biblical worldview.

You will need:  3 cups of uncooked rotini, 2 pounds of ground beef, 1 medium onion, 1 can of tomato sauce (15 0z), 1 jar of pizza sauce (14oz), 1 can of tomato paste (6oz), 1.5 teaspoon of sugar, 1.5-1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1.5 teaspoon of onion powder, 1.5-1 teaspoon of dried oregano.    When you serve it, you will need 4 cups of mozzarella cheese, 3-4 oz of pepperoni, a half cup of grated parmesan cheese.

Cook the ground beef and onion over medium heat.  Stir in tomato sauce, pizza sauce, tomato paste, sugar and seasoning.   Add some salt and pepper too.  Cook pasta and drain it.  Stir pasta into ground beef mixture.  Our group freezes it at the time.  To serve: thaw.  In a 13 x 9″ pan, put half meat and pasta mixture on bottom of pan.  Top with half of the mozzarella cheese.  Repeat with other half of meat mixture and then the rest of the cheese.  Top with pepperoni and sprinkly grated parmesan cheese on top.  Cover with foil.  Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.  Uncover and bake 20 more minutes.

This can easily be doubled, tripled, etc to serve lots of people.  Thanks for the recipe Emma!

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