There’s comfort food. And then there’s COMFORT FOOD. This, my friends, is the latter. It has carbs. It has cheese. It has flavor. Perfect for a cold evening. And it aims to please. You can layer in any pizza toppings you desire. Add in some green pepper, olives, onions, ham, mushrooms. So, not only is it comfort food but it is flexible, cater-to-your-every-need comfort food. It’s the BFF of foods! So, friends, get on your sweats, slippers, and oversize sweatshirt . . . ‘cause it’s time to hang with your BFF!
1 24-oz. jar Three Cheese Prego Sauce
1 12-oz. bag egg noodles, cooked according to package directions and drained
1 lb. hamburger or sausage, browned
1 3.5-oz. pkg. pepperoni
4 c shredded mozzarella cheese
Optional: chopped green pepper, sliced olives, chopped onions, sliced or cubed ham, sliced mushrooms to layer with meat if desired
Butter 9 x 13 baking dish. Spread 1 cup sauce on bottom of dish. Layer half of the noodles on top of the sauce. Spread half of the hamburger/sausage over noodles. Place half of the pepperoni slices on next. Spread 2 cups cheese over pepperoni. Spread another cup of sauce over cheese. Finish by layering remaining noodles, remaining hamburger/sausage, remaining 1 cup sauce, remaining 2 cups cheese, and remaining sliced pepperoni on top. Cover with foil and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 15 minutes. After removing from oven, let sit for 10 minutes. Serve warm.