Doesn’t sound so fabulous-right? I didn’t think so the first time I made this–but it is surprisingly eatable-even very tasty-and has become one of my family’s favorite dinners.
My kids are such complainers when it comes to eating something two days in a row, but never with Pizza Casserole–not once. OK, I had to come back and edit this, today, of course, my picky eater Evie just complained that we were having it for lunch–again, but she ate it, after picking out all of my craftily hidden spinach.
This recipe makes three casseroles but it’s very simple to cut down to one or two. And, it’s so easy to make–the ingredients don’t even need to be exact!
Easy Cheesy Pizza Casserole (x 3)
2 T olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
3 lbs ground beef
1 1/2 tsp. Italian seasonings
Spinach–2 large handfuls
Rotini pasta, 29 oz., cooked and drained (I used two boxes of Barillo plus bowties because that’s all I had in my pantry.)
Spaghetti sauce 3 to 4 (26oz.) jar-your favorite kind
Mozzarella cheese, about 8 cups shredded
Pepperoni-small package (I use turkey pepperoni–my kids like it just as much.)