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Friday, May 22 2015

ingredients
2    cups   dried cavatappi (cellentani) pasta
1    3 1/2ounce package  thinly sliced pepperoni
1    pound   lean ground beef
1/3   cup   finely chopped onion
1    8 ounce package  mushrooms, sliced
1    15 ounce can  pizza sauce
1    8 ounce can  tomato sauce
1    6 ounce can  tomato paste
1/2   teaspoon   sugar
1/8   teaspoon   ground black pepper
1/8   teaspoon   garlic salt
1/8   teaspoon   onion salt
2    cups   shredded mozzarella cheese
1    tablespoon   grated Parmesan cheese
directions
Cook pasta according to the package directions, except omit the salt; drain. Return drained pasta to pot.
Meanwhile, cut 3/4 of the pepperoni slices in quarters; set aside.
In a large oven-going skillet, cook ground beef, onion and mushrooms until meat is brown and onion is tender; drain off fat.
Stir in the reserved quartered pepperoni slices, the pizza sauce, tomato sauce, tomato paste, sugar, pepper, garlic salt and onion salt. Add beef mixture to the cooked, drained pasta in the pot. (Do not rinse skillet.) Stir to combine.
Return half of the pasta-beef mixture to the skillet. Sprinkle with half of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers. Top with the reserved whole pepperoni slices and sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese.
Bake in a 350 degrees oven about 35 minutes or until casserole is heated through and cheese and pepperoni are lightly browned.
Variation
This recipe is very flexible. If you like, add or substitute other favorite pizza toppings. You can add chopped red or green sweet peppers with the beef and onion or stir in sliced pitted ripe olives with the pepperoni. Or try substituting sweet or hot Italian sausage for the ground beef.

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 387, Fat, total (g) 19, chol. (mg) 67, sat. fat (g) 8, carb. (g) 29, Monounsaturated fat (g) 7, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, Trans fatty acid (g) 1, fiber (g) 3, sugar (g) 6, pro. (g) 28, vit. A (IU) 1111.01, vit. C (mg) 13.82, Thiamin (mg) 0.34, Riboflavin (mg) 0.41, Niacin (mg) 7.7, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0.48, Folate (µg) 71.57, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 1.5, sodium (mg) 916, Potassium (mg) 863, calcium (mg) 266, iron (mg) 3.74, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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