Pizza Pasta Bake

I'm coming down off my morning coffee high. Yowza! I am not a frequent coffee drinker, so when I do have a cup I get a little nutty! Instead of walking to the bathroom like a normal person, I found myself RUNNING to the bathroom a few times this morning. I caught myself in the act and wondered what the heck my husband had put in my coffee! I'm feeling much more normal now. Time for another cup! Kidding.

I'm not kidding when I say I'm in love with this pizza pasta bake. You get a little taste of each, and it's ridiculously easy to make. You can make it more complicated, if you'd like, and add some peppers or corn or another type of cheese. 

Cook the ground beef and onion in a large skillet.

Throw in some spaghetti sauce and cooked pasta.

I love steamy photos.  

Mix it all together and throw it into a baking dish.

Top with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni and pop that baby in the oven!

Thirty minutes later, you'll have a happy belly and a happy family!

Enjoy!

Pizza Pasta Bake

Is it pizza? Pasta? A casserole? Yes, yes, yes!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Mar 18, 2014

Serves: 8

Total time: 45 min

Pizza

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 24-oz. jar spaghetti sauce
  • 16-oz. package any variety of pasta, cooked to al dente
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 20 pepperoni slices
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Cook ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat until meat is no longer pink. Drain excess grease and add onion to skillet. Cook over medium heat for an additional 3 to 5 minutes, or until onion is soft and fragrant. Add salt and pepper, along with the spaghetti sauce and cooked pasta. Cook until sauce is warm, about 5 additional minutes.
  3. Add contents of skillet to prepared baking dish. Top with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni slices. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.