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Quick and Delicious Pizza Pasta Bake

This Pizza Pasta Bake is made with a rich layer of ground beef, pepperoni, mushrooms, tomato sauce and noodles, all topped off with melted cheese and more pepperoni. Ready in 40 minutes!

Ingredients

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  • 4 cups rotini noodles
  • 3 slices of raw bacon (chopped)
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 bell pepper (I used a red one)
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • salt and fresh ground pepper (to taste)
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1680 mL can tomato sauce (plain)
  • 1 cup small pepperoni slices
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook the rotini noodles according to package directions, and set aside.
  3. In a large, oven proof skillet (I used my enamel skillet), over medium heat, add the bacon.  Cook and stir for about 3 minutes.
  4. Add the onion, garlic, mushrooms and peppers to the bacon.  Cook and stir for about 3 minutes.
  5. Add the beef to the skillet and cook until no longer pink. Stir often.
  6. Drain any excess fat from the skillet.
  7. Return the skillet to the stove, and add 3/4 cup of pepperoni.  Cook and stir for about 3 minutes.
  8. Stir in the tomato sauce and simmer for 5 minutes.
  9. Add the cooked pasta noodles, and mix well.
  10. Sprinkle the cheese all over the top.
  11. Add the remaining 1/4 cup of pepperoni to the top.
  12. Sprinkle some parmesan cheese over the top.
  13. Place the skillet in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbling.
  14. Serve right away and enjoy!