This is a long weekend and many of us will be having extra guests. Wondering what to cook for everyone? This just might be one meal to consider...
1 bag dried egg noodles
1 very large or 2 regular sized jars of spaghetti sauce OR the tomato sauce of your choice
3 cups shredded mozzerella cheese
1 1/2 pounds ground beef OR ground pork
2 tablespoons of chopped dry onions (if desired)
1 package pepperoni
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large skillet, brown the meat and your onions. Drain off grease when fully cooked.
While the meat is cooking, start a dutch oven to boiling. When water has reached a full boil, stir in the noodles. Cook according to package directions--usually 8 to 10 minutes. Drain well.
Grease a 9" x 13" casserole dish with PAM, etc.
Layer the ingredients in the following order:
1. A thin layer of the sauce accross the bottom.
2. 1/2 of the noodles
3. 1/2 of the meat
4. half of the sauce
5. the rest of the noodles
6. 1/2 of the cheese
7. rest of the meat
8. rest of the cheese
9. Cover the entire top of the casserole with rows of the pepperoni.
10. Cover the casserole with foil. Bake for 30 minutes.
11. Remove the foil and continue to cook for another 15 minutes.