Friday, April 10, 2009

Pizza Supreme Casserole

This casserole has been in my extended family for almost 20 years, when it was brought by a neighbor to my Grandma's house after my Grandpa passed away. All the grandkids ate it, it was a hit, and many of my aunts served it at their house over the years.

The original recipe included ground beef as the filling and pepperonis on top of the cheese. Since we try to do a few meatless dishes a week at our house, I wanted to give this a try with copycat Pizza Hut Supreme Pizza toppings. OK, I know Supreme pizza has meat toppings on it, but the combination of green peppers, red onions, and mushrooms on a pizza always makes me think of it and wonder where the breadsticks are.

The verdict?
It was good, but my husband said "Well what's the pizza part?" Whoops. I guess without the pepperoni's, it's just a pasta dish. Next time I will put pepperonis on top (or change the name!!!), but leave out the ground beef, because we really didn't miss it!

Pizza Supreme Casserole
Makes 6 servings

1 7-ounce package spaghetti
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1 green pepper, diced into large chunks
1/2 large red onion, diced into large chunks
1 8 oz package mushrooms, halved or quartered
1/4 tsp garlic powder (could use fresh garlic)
1/4 tsp dried oregano (keep the jar out to sprinkle on top)
1 28-ounce jar spaghetti sauce
8 oz shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook and drain spaghetti noodles. Rinse in cold water, then place in the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 pan. Beat egg and combine with milk, pour over noodles.
Saute green pepper and onion in a pan to slightly soften them, them combine them with mushrooms, garlic powder and oregano. Layer veggies mixture over noodles.
Pour sauce over top, then spread cheese over that.

Sprinkle a bit of oregano over top of cheese. Bake covered for 45 minutes, then uncover and cook for 15 minutes more. Let rest 10-15 minutes before cutting into.

Easy Cooking | Simple Cooking

1 comment:

  1. oh, you speak my language..... I may come from Norweigan stock but I must have some italian blood in me from somewhere. this just speaks to me :)