Today we’ll be doing a casserole with all the flavors you love in a supreme pizza. With ground beef, pepperoni, fire-roasted tomatoes, bell peppers and black olives, expect a very meaty pasta sauce. We’re going to combine it with a tube-type pasta like penne/ziti/rigatoni, put it in a casserole dish and bake it with a thick layer of mozzarella cheese on top to get those classic cheesy pizza strings everyone loves.
All the flavors you love from a pizza in a pasta casserole form big enough to feed a crowd. I’ve included the flavor profile of my popular red pasta sauce from the slow cooker beef and cheese pasta recipe, which is especially popular with the kids. The long and short of it is I always balance out the acidity of the tomatoes with some sugar so it has an even deeper flavor and make it more robust with some beef bouillon cubes and Worcestershire sauce. So expect more than tart tomato flavors from this casserole!
Let’s get started!