Meat Lover's Pizza Tot Casserole


There's more than one way to do pizza night. In this easy one-pot dinner, we've combined classic meat lover's pizza toppings with some crunchy potato rounds for a filling dinner the whole family will enjoy. If you don't have canned pizza sauce for this recipe, stir up your own!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Stand Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 1 medium red or green bell pepper, chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 15 ounce can pizza sauce*

  • 1 8 ounce can pizza sauce*

  • ½ 3 ounce pkg. sliced pepperoni (about 24 pepperoni slices)

  • 2 cup shredded Italian cheese blend (8 oz.)

  • ½ 30 ounce pkg. frozen crisp potato rounds


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. In an 4- to 6-quart Dutch oven cook the first five ingredients (through garlic) over medium until beef is browned. Drain off fat.

  2. Spoon pizza sauce over beef mixture. Top with pepperoni and half of the cheese. Top with potato nuggets.

  3. Bake, uncovered, 30 to 35 minutes or until potatoes are browned, sprinkling with the remaining cheese and a few extra pepperoni slices the last 10 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

    Meat Lovers Pizza Tot Casserole
    Adam Albright

*DIY Pizza Sauce

Whisk together one 28-oz. can crushed tomatoes (undrained); 1 1/2 tsp. red wine vinegar; 1/2 tsp. garlic powder; 1/2 tsp. basil; 1/2 tsp. dried oregano, crushed; 1/4 tsp. dried thyme, crushed; and 1/4 tsp. black pepper. Whisk in 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup water until desired consistency. Add salt to taste.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

538 Calories
35g Fat
26g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 538
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 1499mg 65%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 33.5mg 168%
Calcium 250mg 19%
Iron 2.4mg 13%
Potassium 546mg 12%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 17.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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