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Pepperoni Pizza Poppers

Dun-dun-dun-dun. Ba-ba, ba-ba. (drums) Dun-dun-dun-dun!! Ba-ba, ba-ba! What? Don’t recognize that? Hmmm. I may be overreaching the bounds of my regular viewing audience here. Let’s try this.


That’s right! It’s back! Football season! Woo-hoo! Tonight is the return of Monday Night Football and I couldn’t be more pleased. My husband can’t wait until February 2013 when all the pigskin madness comes to a close. I know, we are NOT a normal couple. My Seahawks have two new quarterback prospects (who I’m every excited about) and a new wide receiver (who I’m trying to get on board with). It is going to be a great year! Surely I’ve mentioned before that I love football. Right? L.O.V.E. One of the beautiful things about NFL season is the food. Glorious game time snacks. There’s nothing better than settling in for three hours of helmet crunching, bone jarring hits with a table of munchies. They are one of my favorite things. Like these little poppers. Perfect for throwing back while you cheer on your favorite team. You may want to double or triple this recipe if you are having the whole gang over for a game. Pretty sure that in the heat of a the action I could take down half this batch solo. Yeah, I gain weight in the fall because of football…not holiday parties. Come on, I’ve been a Hawks fan since Kindergarten. I’m a stress eater. And usually, the Seahawks provide plenty of anxiety riddled games.

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Pizza Casserole

When I saw this dinner had all the flavors of my favorite pizza combined with pasta in an easy casserole I was totally sold. When you taste it, you will be too. Added bonus, this recipe makes TWO dishes of pizza perfection. Exactly what you need for feeding a big crowd or (like I did) making one for now and freezing the other for a night when you need a break from cooking.

It makes me sad that casseroles generally fall into the “delicious but not particularly photogenic” category. However, this was far too easy and delicious to keep to myself, just because it’s not the prettiest girl at the party. Plus, when both my children and my husband gobble down dinner, it’s an automatic keeper.

Scoop up some deliciousness. Melty cheesey goodness.

Pizza Casserole
adapted from Taste of Home

  • 8 ounces uncooked fettuccine
  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 16 ounces fresh mushrooms
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced turkey-pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook turkey and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the mushrooms, tomato sauce, pizza sauce, tomato paste, sugar and seasonings. Drain pasta; stir into meat sauce.
  • Divide half of the mixture between two greased 2-qt. baking dishes; sprinkle each with 1 cup mozzarella cheese and top with half the pepperoni. Repeat layers. Top each with remaining pepperoni and Parmesan cheese.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 2 casseroles (8 servings each).

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

My poor kids have been in a lunchtime rut for a while now. All I ever make them is turkey and peanut butter sandwiches. No, not together. Turkey for the girl. Peanut butter for the boy. My son always asks for “peanut butter…(yelling) and JAM!”. Apparently he’s unclear if I remember from the previous 200 sandwiches I’ve made him  that I  know he likes jam. One of the few things he likes better is pizza. So today I broke free from the mid-day doldrums and made them these easy little pizza rolls. Not the healthiest of lunches, but I had all the ingredients in my fridge and needed to use them up. [Read more…]

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