Pizza Casserole

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Pizza Casserole

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Course: Main Course
Keyword: comfort foods, kid friendly, pasta
Main Protein: Ham, Pork
Cooking Method: Slow Cooker
Servings: 6
Calories: 354kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups ham cubed
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper chopped
  • 28 oz. tomato sauce
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups small pasta
  • 1 large (gallon) freezer bag or reusable silicone bag
  • 1 medium (quart) freezer bag

Instructions

Assembly instructions:

  • Cube ham, shred cheese and chop vegetables.
  • Place the pasta in a medium-sized resealable bag and seal.
  • Put ham and cheeses into a large resealable freezer bag.
  • Mix together the other ingredients in a bowl and pour over the ham and cheese.
  • Seal the bag and staple the pasta bag to it above the seal.
  • Freeze.

Cooking instructions:

  • Thaw.
  • Put the ingredients in the slow cooker and cook for 4 hours on low.
  • Cook the pasta on the stovetop according to the package direction.
  • Drain pasta and stir into the casserole before serving.

Notes

Pizza casserole variations:
You can add a can of sliced mushrooms if you like mushrooms.
If your family isn't a fan of ham, you can substitute sliced pizza pepperoni for the cubed ham. 
Try this recipe using different shapes of pasta. We often use small shells, but sometimes serve it with rotini, penne, or macaroni noodles.

Nutrition

Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 1441mg | Potassium: 734mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 927IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 203mg | Iron: 3mg