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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

Equipment

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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!

Notes

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