Pepperoni and Macaroni Bake

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    1 hour 25 minutes

    This is a very hearty macaroni pasta bake with pepperoni and pork mince for a pizza theme. This will be a hit at your next potluck!


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 375g macaroni
    • 250g pork mince
    • 1/2 cup chopped onion
    • 400g pizza sauce
    • 250g tomato pasta sauce
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) milk
    • 100g sliced pepperoni, cut in half
    • 1/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
    • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
    • 1/4 cup diced bacon
    • 120g grated mozzarella cheese

    Directions
    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:55min  ›  Ready in:1hour25min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C and butter a 20x30cm baking dish.
    2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Stir in macaroni, cook for 8 to 10 minutes until al dente then drain.
    3. In a frypan over medium heat, cook the pork mince and onion until pork is evenly brown and onion is tender. Drain grease.
    4. In a bowl mix the pizza sauce, tomato pasta sauce and milk. Stir in the pork and onion, pepperoni, mushrooms, olives and bacon. Gently mix in the cooked macaroni until evenly coated. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.
    5. Cover and bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove cover, top with cheese and continue baking 15 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly.
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    I prepared this with 1 pound of Italian sausage, and skipped the veggies and Canadian bacon. Fantastic! It has a really rich pizza taste. I did use a casserole dish, though, and I think I will use a 9"x13" pan next time.  -  01 Jun 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    13

    Great stuff. I have made this before. One alternative is to use a little more cheese. Add 1/2 cup of freshly graded Romano to the mozzarella, as well as a 1/2 cup of sharp cheddar . I also add ricotta or cottage cheese to the pasta and sauce mixture before I top the pasta bake with the 3 cheese combo. I also omitted the veggies and added Italian sausage along with the pepperoni. Best baked in a glass pan. Note that this can be pre-made and stored for up to 24 hours covered with plastic wrap in the fridge. That's you can come home from work and slap it in the oven and relax. Or you can do the prep earlier in the day when you have more energy and all you have to do before the Spouse gets home is the baking part. Serve with a fresh green or garden salad. Yum!!  -  14 Oct 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    12

    I used Rotini instead of macaroni and omitted the canadian bacon. I also sauteed the mushrooms a bit with the onion and sausage. Really, any of your favorite pizza toppings would be great in this. I'd like to try ham and pineapple with a white sauce next time. Kids loved this - tasted just like pizza.  -  04 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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