Zesty Pepperoni Penne Casserole


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Why I Love This Recipe

I adapted this recipe from a "pepperoni pasta casserole" one from Taste of Home. It is a filling pasta casserole that we always eat as a main dish with some salad and garlic bread!


Ingredients You'll Need

1 lb. lean ground beef
1 container (12 oz.) ricotta cheese
1 Jar Spaghetti Sauce (28 oz)
1 Package Sliced Pepperoni (I used Hormel which comes with two "packages" together-only one is needed for this recipe)
1 Cup Mozzarella
1 Box or Bag Pasta (16 oz) ( I use Penne)
Salt, Pepper, Oregano, Garlic and Onion Powder to taste


Directions

*I adapted this recipe from a "pepperoni pasta casserole" one from Taste of Home. It is a filling pasta casserole that we always eat as a main dish with some salad and garlic bread!


INGREDIENTS:


-1 lb. lean ground beef


-1 container (12 oz.) ricotta cheese


-1 Jar Spaghetti Sauce (28 oz)


-1 Package Sliced Pepperoni (I used Hormel which comes with two "packages" together-only one is needed for this recipe)


-1 Cup Mozzarella


-1 Box or Bag Pasta (16 oz) ( I use Penne)


-Salt, Pepper, Oregano, Garlic and Onion Powder to taste


DIRECTIONS:


1.) Brown Ground beef; Drain; Season with above seasonings


2.) Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions.


3.) Mix together spaghetti sauce, ricotta cheese and half of mozzarella. Season mixture as desired.


4.) When meat and pasta are ready, mix in with ricotta mixture.


5.) Spread in a lightly greased 2 quart casserole dish.


6.) Top with pepperoni slices and remaining mozzarella cheese.


7.) Bake at 350` for 30-40 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbling.


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