Last night's dinner was a bit of fiasco... let's just say, my meat was still frozen, I was out of ingredients, I ended up with tomato sauce covering my kitchen and myself. No joke. It was in my hair, on my face, and all over my shirt. Ugh! Oh, and I forgot to turn on the oven... and realized it after the casserole "baked" for 30 minutes. Not good when you have a VERY hungry toddler!
The casserole did turn out good so I thought I'd share the recipe. These are estimates because I tend to not measure things out!
My Italian Pizza Casserole
2 1/2 cups egg noodles
1 lb ground beef
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 small bell pepper, chopped
3 8 oz cans tomato sauce
3 T Italian seasoning
1 t oregano
1 t rosemary
1 t thyme
Mozzarella Cheese - grated
Cook noodles according to package and drain. While noodles are cooking, cook garlic, bell pepper, and onion in a bit of oil on medium heat for 3 minutes or so. Add hamburger meat and brown. Salt & pepper. Drain off any fat.
Mix noodles, hamburger meat, tomato sauce, seasonings, and 1/3 cup cheese. Spread in 9x13 casserole dish. Sprinkle with cheese and pepperonis. Bake for 30 minutes at 350.
I made two 9" square dishes and froze one for later.