I was frantically trying to find something to make for dinner when I ran into the grocery store. I did what almost every pinterest-obsessed person does, pulled it out and looked for a yummy recipe... all intentions were to find that potato soup recipe I pinned a couple weeks ago, no luck and this is what I landed on... PIZZA CASSEROLE.
If I know one thing, my husband could survive on 2 things: Pizza + Casseroles.
We do eat pizza probably once a week but this southern gal is not a big casserole fan. Don't get me wrong, they taste great, but I literally can't stop stuffing my face of that cheesy, goupy stuff, I ALWAYS overeat. Not to mention, I was raised on meat and potatoes and I tend to try my best to stay away from dairy/cheese as much as possible. (That's a whole other story for another time...) My ideal meals consist of a lean meat, a whole grain starch, and vegetable/salad.
Anyways, I had to cook tonight since we've been living on leftovers from the weekend the first half of this week. So I went for a run and started cookin', here's how it went.
Step 1: boil noodles (I opted for whole grain egg noodles), brown beef (I might try ground chicken next time, beef: another conspiracy theory I have like cow's milk/dairy).
Step 2: Start your layering, see recipe for the order, I also used more than 1 jar for the sauce, thankfully I had an extra. One other change I made to the recipe is that I sprinkled in Italian seasoning here and there.
Step 3: Ready for the oven after you cover with foil. This is where I didn't plan appropriately (you can tell I don't make casseroles much), it bakes for a total of 45 minutes and needs to cool for a bit after. Therefore, we are still waiting for it to finish as I write the start of this post....
DONE! So delicious! Maybe not the healthiest but hey, that's why I ran earlier... although not sure my run cancelled out the sweets I also ate today... life goes on....
Thanks to pinterest for this awesome recipe. Be sure to check me out on pinterest and follow my boards too! https://pinterest.com/arbowden/