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Meat Lovers Pizza Pasta Casserole

Meat Lovers Pizza Pasta Casserole

Easy Cheesy Meat Lovers Pizza Pasta Casserole or Bake with pepperoni, ground beef, pork, sausage, spaghetti, elbow macaroni or rigatoni in a pasta sauce!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword bacon, casserole, easy dinner, easy recipe, ground beef, ground pork, hamburger soup, meat lovers, pepperoni, sausage


  • 13 x 9 inch cake pan
  • saucepan
  • large skillet


  • 1 ¼ cup pasta, uncooked, any kind
  • 50 slices pepperoni - approximatey
  • 1 cup bacon, chopped more or less to taste
  • ½ pound ground beef
  • ½ pound ground pork -
  • ½ pound ground sausage, honey garlic, casings removed or 2 large sausages
  • 1 cup pancetta or ham, chopped
  • 1 can (28 oz) canned tomatoes, diced
  • 2 jars (26 oz) tomato sauce
  • 2 tblsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tblsp salt
  • 1 tblsp black pepper
  • 1 large onions, sliced
  • 1 cup peppers, green, yellow, orange or red, cored, chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms, fresh, sliced
  • 2 tblsp garlic, minced
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 cups cheese, shredded more or less to taste
  • ½ - ¾ cup crispy fried onions


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare a 13x9 inch pan lightly coated with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Cook ground beef, pork and sausage until no longer pink. Drain and dump into a large bowl.
  • Fry chopped bacon until cooked, almost crisp. Drain on paper towel.
  • Add ½ of the bacon to large bowl with ground meat in it.
  • Sauté onions, mushrooms and peppers until tender. Add some butter if needed in the pan. Dump in large bowl as well.
  • Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain and add to large bowl.
  • Add tomato sauce, canned, diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, ½ cup of cheese, ham or pancetta and half of the pepperoni to that large bowl and stir until combined.
  • Dump and spread contents of the bowl into your prepared pan as evenly as possible.
  • Sprinkle remaining half of bacon and crispy fried onions all over the meat and pasta mixture.
  • Sprinkle remaining shredded cheese all over top of the crispy fried onions.
  • Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.
  • Lastly place pepperoni slices across top of cheeses.
  • Bake for 45 minutes.
  • Then turn the oven up to broil and bake until cheese is brown and pepperoni edges start to darken.
  • Remove from oven and let stand for at least 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!