A few years back, I found a recipe for Pizza Hotdish in our local paper. Of course, that title sounds like perhaps the only way to get kids excited about a hotdish! (I just want you to know that WordPress is not currently accepting hotdish as a word. It really is.) I have made some changes and we just love this recipe. So comforting on a cold night with the family, but it also works well for a meal in the field as well. Freezes well, too.
2 pounds ground beef
1 small onion, chopped (extra fine if you want to hide it from your kids)
1/2 t. oregano
1/2 t. pepper
12 oz. package egg noodles
1 can black olives (could be left out, or substituted with mushrooms)
Preheat oven to 350. Brown ground beef with onions. Boil noodles. Put everything in a 9×13 pan.
Then mix the following and pour on top:
1 jar spaghetti sauce (I love Ragu Garden Vegetable)
1 jar pizza sauce
1 c. milk
Lastly, top with
1 c. pepperoni
8 oz. mozzarella cheese
Bake covered with foil for 60 minutes, then uncover and let bake until browned on top, about 15 minutes.