Friday, December 20, 2013

Fun Food Friday- Pizza Spaghetti Casserole

I will be honest with you, I am not a big fan of Pizza Spaghetti Casserole.  So you may ask why in the world then am I doing a blog on it.  Well, Steve is a huge fan of it, like, it's his favorite dish. :)  I don't like pizza with red sauce and I don't like spaghetti, so I'm thinking that' why this isn't my favorite dish. :)  But if you are like most people in the world and do like pizza with red sauce and spaghetti, then chances are you too will love this dish.  And the fun thing is really you can add whatever "toppings" you want to it.  I put green pepper, onion, ham and pepperoni in because that's what Steve likes (well, he could do without the onion, but since I do eat it, I put it in :)), but if I was making it just for me I'd also add mushrooms and black olives.  Another great thing about this dish is it makes a lot, so it's very easy to just put into 2 pans and freeze one for later.  Or if you have a big crowd to feed you can make the whole thing.  So very versatile :).  I hope you enjoy it!

Ingredients: Rotini Pasta, Spaghetti Sauce, Pizza Sauce, Pepperoni, Ham, Green Pepper, Onion, Ground Beef, Mozzarella Cheese 

Add the Rotini to a pot of boiling water and cook for 10 minutes
While that is cooking dice up the green pepper...

And onion...

And add...
to the ground beef.  Cook until the beef is browned 

Drain the fat from the beef and return to skillet

Then add some ham...

Pepperoni (I used mini turkey pepperonis)

Spaghetti sauce...
And pizza sauce

Mix together

Then add a little salt and mix it in

When the pasta is done cooking drain the water and return the pasta to the pot

Then add the sauce mixture to the pasta...

and mix until the pasta is nicely coated with the sauce

You can either put all of it into a 9x13 pan or put it in two 8x8 pans
(one for dinner one for the freezer)

Top with grated mozzarella cheese (if you aren't baking it right away wait till it is cooled to put the cheese on so it doesn't start melting)

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes until it is nice and hot

It goes great with a Deluxe Caesar Salad and Crescent Roll

Micah was a fan

As was Jonathan

And David :)
And Steve really was a fun but he kept his face clean so I didn't take a picture :)

Pizza Spaghetti Casserole
1- 16oz rotini pasta
1 pound ground beef
1 green pepper, diced
1/2 medium onion, diced
diced ham
32oz Spaghetti Sauce
10oz Pizza Sauce
2 cups Mozzarella Cheese, grated

Cook the pasta in boiling water for 10 minutes.  In the meantime brown the beef with the pepper and onion, drain.  Then add ham, pepperoni, spaghetti sauce and pizza sauce, mix until all combined.  Drain the pasta and return to pot, add sauce mixture.  Place in 1- 9x13 or 2- 8x8 greased pans.  Cover with cheese.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

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