Sunday, January 11, 2009

Pizza Rice Casserole

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This is a wonderful recipe to use up leftovers of spaghetti sauce, rice, and/or beef. It's quite versatile and can be a very inexpensive dinner! This is based on a recipe that was printed in Country Woman magazine several years ago.

Pizza Rice Casserole

1/2 lb. ground beef (or a cup or two of leftover shredded beef)
2 c. tomato sauce (or leftover spaghetti sauce)
1 t. sugar
1 t. salt (if using tomato sauce)
1 t. Italian seasoning
2 c. cooked rice
1/2 c. cottage cheese
1/2 c. shredded mozzarella

If using ground beef, cook and drain the meat. If using already cooked, leftover beef, just put it in a skillet. Add the tomato/spaghetti sauce and seasonings. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer about 10 minutes, covered.

Combine rice and cottage cheese. Layer half of this mixture in a greased casserole dish. Top with half of the meat mixture. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.

Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 30 minutes or till heated thru and cheese is bubbly.


  1. I always have leftover meat and sauce when we have the past, I've always begged someone to eat it for lunch the next day. I think I'll try this next time!

  2. I love all your recipes! Maybe you can come to our Tasty Tuesday blog party next week! I just subscribed so I can't wait to see what you have next! It's our kind of food...not to fancy-like!

  3. We are not big cottage cheese eaters. Could I leave out the cottage cheese or do you have a suggestion for something I could substitute?

  4. just checking out your site! Will try the casserole-thank you!

  5. This looks like it uses just a little of everything you might have left in the fridge/pantry. Great use of things I usually have on hand!


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