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Made this for dinner tonight and everyone enjoyed it. I substituted 1lb pork sausage for the ground beef to give it more of a pizza-y taste (definitely drain really well to avoid being greasy!!!). Also used quartered regular pepperoni and increased the amount to 1 cup. I used bow tie pasta because that's what I had on hand, but ended up increasing the water a little too much to make sure it cooked until tender...so next time I'll definitely try using a different shape (maybe rotini?) or try to find the mini lasagna noodles. Topped with Kraft's 4 Cheese Pizza Blend of shredded cheese and it really did taste even more like pizza than we expected it too. Not only a kid pleaser (the 3 year old cleaned her plate) but a whole family pleaser in our house. Thanks so much for posting...I'll be adding this to the rotation!
I've made this countless times since I stumbled upon the recipe! It's my FAVORITE go to. I've used all kinds of pastas, sauces and pepperoni's, and to be honest... sticking as close to the recipe given turns out the best. I found the leaner the beef the better, and I didn't add as much green pepper.
This was really easy to put together on a week night!! Family loved and I will be making this again for sure!!
This got mixed reviews at our house. I made this for my sons band and some liked it and others thought it was OK. I followed the recipe as written other then I had to add more water. I used cheddar cheese but I think it would have been better with mozzarella cheese but I didn't have any.
A very nice casserole. Had a hard time finding the specified pasta shape, so if you use a different shape, be prepared to add more water. This is also good with turkey sausage in place of ground beef.
This was really good! I was a bit skeptical when I put all of the ingredients together but everyone at the table loved it. I added one cup more pasta and found that by doing that I had to double the water. Very happy with this.