• Cooking Time: 45
  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation Time:


One of my favorite casseroles. I'm not sure if this is the exact recipe from the recipe card. I've might have made some changes along the way.

Source: My Great Recipes


  • 1 pkg. (12 oz.) large pasta shells
  • 8 oz. cottage or ricotta cheese
  • 6 T. melted butter or margarine
  • 2 cans (8 oz. each) tomato sauce
  • 1 c. fresh or drained canned mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 c. thinly sliced pepperoni
  • 2 pkgs. (6 oz. each) presliced Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 lb. ground beef (or turkey)
  • dried oregano to taste
  • black pepper to taste


  • Cook shells as directed on package. Drain.
  • Sauté ground beef. Mix cottage or ricotta cheese, butter, and tomato sauce until well blended.
  • Stir in mushrooms and green pepper, blending well. Add oregano and pepper.
  • Place layer of cooked shells in bottom of lightly buttered casserole. Cover with layer of cottage cheese mixture. Top with half of the pepperoni. Place 2 slices Mozzarella cheese on top. Crumble 1/3 ground beef evenly over cheese.
  • Repeat layers until all ingredients are used, ending with Mozzarella cheese on top, ringed with pepperoni slices.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes until hot and bubbly.

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