This recipe was at my husband’s request. He loves the meatlovers pizza with everything on it. So I thought I’d make him a casserole that brought home his favorite pizza with a little more of the protein and not all the carbs. It was a total hit. I’m definitely making this one again.

The temptation with this recipe is to want to season the meat, but I can assure you there will be plenty of salt and spices in the cheese, pepperoni, and pizza sauce.

There are some vegetables in this dish, but I recommend making a nice salad to go with it for good measure anyway.

 

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Saute it.

 

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Stuff it.

 

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Drizzle it.

 

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Layer it.

 

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Bake it.

 

 

Meatlovers Pasta-Pie
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pkg large pasta shells (25 - 30)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • ½ white onion, diced
  • Pepperoni, diced and divided
  • 3 cups shredded cheese, divided
  • 2 cups pizza sauce
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook pasta shells al dente.
  2. While waiting on the pasta, saute the pepper and onion in one skillet and brown the beef in another.
  3. When onions and peppers are soft, combine with meat and add the tomatoes, ½ of the pepperoni, and ½ of the cheese. Turn heat down to med. and stir until blended and melted together.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Strain the pasta and let both the pasta and the meat mixture cool for a few minutes. Then stuff the shells full of the meat mixture and place into a greased baking dish until completely full.
  6. Drizzle with pizza sauce and add the remaining cheese and pepperoni, cover with foil or casserole lid and bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 8 - 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbling.
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