Rating: 4.19 stars
27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

My mother made a layered version of this when I was younger. Now that I am a wife and mother of 2, I have found my own way to make this even easier without losing the wonderful Italian flavor. Best served with a simple salad and lots of garlic bread. This is a must have in your recipe box!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add ziti, rotelle and seashell pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

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  • In large skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat until brown. Drain.

  • In large Dutch oven, combine pasta, ground beef, cheddar, mozzarella, pepperoni and pizza sauce, stir well. Sprinkle Parmesan over all and bake 45 minutes, or until top is golden and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

908 calories; protein 56.6g; carbohydrates 49.4g; fat 52.4g; cholesterol 174.6mg; sodium 2259.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (23)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2007
This recipe is perfect! It makes an amazing dinner even my kids love it. I add Italian sausage to it but other than that I wouldn't change a thing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/08/2011
We felt it needed something have no idea what. Made it as written. I make something simliar we call slop that has tomato sauce instead of pizza sauce and also cream corn. We felt maybe it needed corn but just don't care enough for it to try it again. Read More
(4)
27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2007
This recipe is perfect! It makes an amazing dinner even my kids love it. I add Italian sausage to it but other than that I wouldn't change a thing. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2009
This is a very flexible recipe. One can add whatever comparable ingredients might be around. I used leftover loose meat hamburger and cleaned out the leftover cheese we had in the refrigerator and also used up some freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Everyday easy and good. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
10/08/2003
"We found it to be a good recipe. I did add more pizza sauce and I also layered this dish. Kids liked it will make again." Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2003
Super easy! I used ground turkey instead of beef and omitted the cheddar cheese (didn't think it went with an Italian-style dish). Turned out great! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
08/01/2006
This is a great recipe for novice cooks but it's nothing out of the ordinary for Italian cuisine. Less meat more meat more sauce whatever it basically all comes out the same. Just adjust it to your own tastes. I had leftover pasta and sausages plus an awesome sauce so this worked out perfectly for me. With these additions my teens loved this but even without little ones will be thrilled! Thanks Kellie! Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
10/08/2011
We felt it needed something have no idea what. Made it as written. I make something simliar we call slop that has tomato sauce instead of pizza sauce and also cream corn. We felt maybe it needed corn but just don't care enough for it to try it again. Read More
(4)
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Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2006
This really was a great dish! Makes a ton though. I used cheddar and monterey jack cheeses Hunt's Garlic and Herb Sauce (39-ounces all together) and put some of the pepperonis along the top to get crispy as well. It was really good with some garlic bread. Mmm mm. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
06/09/2006
Ok this recipe has been in my Recipe Box waiting on me to try it for over 2 years! I just used 1 lb of ground beef and added an extra can of spaghetti sauce. I am cleaning out the freezer and pantry since we are moving this summer. This was very good but nothing really special. Oh I also deleted the cheddar cheese per previous reviews. I agree with others than any more meat less sauce and cheddar cheese would not have enhanced this recipe. Thanks! Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
This recipe had a really good flavor except for the cheddar cheese. In addition it was too much sauce for my taste. Otherwise the recipe was real easy to make! Read More
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