Recipe: Pizza Casserole

This recipe from the Homemaking Cottage is simple and tasty. It's sort of like a combining pizza and lasagna into one easy dish.

Yield: 8-10 servings

1 pound ground beef

1 package (3 1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni

1 onion, chopped

1 green pepper, chopped

1 can (4 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained

7 ounces Vermicelli, cooked and drained

1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted

1 can (16 ounces) tomato sauce, divided

1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese

4 cups (16 ounces) shredded Mozzarella cheese

1/2 tsp. dried oregano

1/2 tsp. dried basil

Green pepper rings, optional

In a skillet, cook ground beef, pepperoni, onion, and green pepper until beef is browned and vegetables and tender.

Drain. Stir in mushrooms; set aside.

Combine vermicelli and butter in a 13x9x2-inch baking dish; toss noodles to coat evenly.

Pour 1 cup of tomato sauce over noodles. Spoon half of the meat mixture over noodles.

Combine Swiss and mozzarella cheeses; sprinkle half over remaining meat and cheese mixtures.

Pour remaining tomato sauce over cheese layer. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 25-20 minutes or until bubbly. Garnish with green pepper rings if desired.