1 - pound ground beef

1- pound mild ground pork sausage ( we used BOB EVANS Italian links)

1- medium onion, chopped

1- green pepper, chopped

1 (3-1/2 oz) package pepperoni slices, chopped

1 (28-oz) can crushed tomatoes

1 (26-1/2 oz) can spaghetti sauce

1 (16 oz) jar mild salsa

1 (4 oz) jar sliced mushrooms, drained

1 (10 oz) jar pepperoncini salad peppers, drained and sliced

1 (16 oz) package shell macaroni, cooked (we used wagon wheel)

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

4 cups (16 oz) shredded mozzarella cheese ( the pizza mix is good )





Cook ground beef and next 3 ingredients in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring ;until meat browns and crumbles. Drain well; set aside.

Combine chopped pepperoni and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl; stir in meat mixture and pasta shells

Spoon half of mixture into 2 lightly greased 11 x 7 x 1-1/2 in baking dishes; sprinkle with half of Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. Top with remaining pasta mixture.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until heated; top with remaining cheeses. Bake 5 additional minutes.  Yield : 6 servings per casserole

(debbie forest, hartford, ky)