11/10/09

Easy Pizza Noodle Bake

This is yummy, y'all!!  It is the perfect size for our family, but it can be easily doubled and baked in a 9x13 for larger families or planned leftovers.  I love that you don't have to boil the noodles - just dump them in the pan dry.  Do be sure to spray the baking dish well with cooking spray.  You can use any noodles you like.  The recipe calls for egg noodles. We like mini lasagna noodles. Just use what you have on hand.
  You can also use spaghetti sauce instead of the pizza sauce if you like.  Or, make your own easy pizza sauce by combining:

2 - 8 ounce cans tomato sauce
1 tablespoon dried Italian seasonings
1/2 tsp Garlic salt
1 teaspoon sugar (optional)

 
Easy Pizza Noodle Bake 

Easy Pizza Noodle Bake

3 c. uncooked wide egg noodles
1 lb. ground beef, browned
1 (16 oz.) jar pizza sauce
1 c. water
3/4 tsp. salt
Dash of pepper
1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
"Toppings" of choice - pepperoni, Canadian Bacon, green peppers, onions, mushrooms, etc.  These are optional.  You can just top with cheese!

8 oz. Mozzarella cheese, shredded

Put uncooked noodles in bottom of 8 x 8 inch pan that‘s been coated with cooking spray. Mix next 6 ingredients together. Pour over noodles.  Add toppings*, if using. Cover with foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake 10 minutes longer. Remove from oven and sprinkle with cheese.  Return to oven long enough to melt cheese. 

*I use turkey pepperonis and Canadian bacon.  I add these when I add the cheese.  I think peppers and onions and the like would need the full baking time to be tender. 

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