Friday, December 31, 2010

Touchdown Casserole

3 cups egg noodles
1 pkg mushrooms, sliced
1 large orange bell pepper, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1# ground beef
1 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1 pkg pepperoni
1/4# olives, pitted and sliced
2 Tbsp parmesan cheese

1)  Preheat oven 350 degrees.
Spray 2-qt baking dish with nonstick spray.   Cook noodles as directed.  Rinse and drain.
2) Cook onion, bell pepper and mushroom over medium-high heat 5 minutes.   Add beef.   Cook until browned.  Drain fat.   Add spaghetti sauce, soup, 3/4 cup cheddar cheese and noodles.   Spoon into baking dish.

3)  Bake, until hot, about 30-35 minutes.   Top with remaining cheese (1/4 cup), pepperoni, olives, and parmesan cheese.   Bake 5 minutes longer.

TOUCHDOWN!!!   This one wins!   A great company pleaser, even the kids love this one (though I did find a few stray mushrooms left on the plate).   My kids call this recipe "Pizza Pie".   Hey, whatever works for getting them to eat their dinner!  Great to fix for watching all the great college ball tomorrow on New Year's Day or a great one to make next month for the big Super Bowl Game! 

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