Quick and easy pizza casserole

Quick & Easy Pizza Casserole Recipe

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This quick & easy pizza casserole recipe is hearty, flavorful, and delicious! With pasta, pepperoni, pizza sauce, cheese, and the perfect blend of Italian seasoning, this pizza casserole is even better than delivery!

Quick and easy pizza casserole

Pizza and casserole together? Talk about the perfect dinner! This hearty, filling pizza casserole is quick and easy to make, and will feed your whole family. I love this recipe for picky eaters – with pasta and pizza sauce, you really can’t go wrong! It will satisfy everyone’s pizza cravings and is much cheaper than delivery. Added bonus? You make it in your own kitchen and it’s super easy to customize. Your whole family will love this tasty, quick pizza casserole with pasta.

When I say that this pizza casserole recipe is quick and easy, I really mean it! To make this pizza casserole recipe, start by cooking your pasta al dente. You can have the oven preheating while the pasta is cooking to save some time. Once it’s cooked, add in pizza sauce, diced pepperoni, mozzarella, and parmesan. Mix it all together, then pour it into your prepared casserole dish. After that, top with the rest of the cheese and the whole pepperoni. Sprinkle oregano on top, and this quick pizza casserole is ready to pop into the oven! Once it’s cooked, this tasty pizza casserole is ready to enjoy. 

Why You’ll Love This Easy Pizza Casserole

  • This casserole is simple to make and takes less than 30 minutes.
  • Pizza casserole is hearty, filling, and delicious!
  • This pizza casserole recipe is easy to customize, making it perfect for even your picky eaters!
  • You probably already have most of the ingredients for this recipe in your pantry.
  • This casserole is a great alternative to pizza when you want to switch things up.
  • Easy pizza casserole can be made ahead and frozen, so you can just thaw and bake when you are ready to enjoy!

Ingredients For Your Pizza Casserole Recipe

  • 12 oz. Rotini pasta cooked al-dente
  • 24 oz. pizza sauce of your choice
  • 1 cup diced pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup whole pepperoni
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano

How to Make This Quick Pizza Casserole

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray a 9×13 casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray, set aside. 

Step 2: Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and return to pot. Add in pizza sauce, diced pepperoni, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, and 3/4 cup parmesan cheese. Mix then pour into a casserole dish.  

Step 3: Add the remaining cheese to the top of your casserole. Then add the whole pepperoni and sprinkle with oregano.

Step 4: Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove from oven and serve to enjoy. 

close up photo of quick and easy pizza casserole in a serving spoon

What to Serve/Pair with Pizza Casserole with Pasta

This pizza casserole with pasta is filling enough to be a full dinner all on its own. If you want something a little extra, serve this casserole with an Italian salad and these easy homemade parmesan breadsticks. They taste delicious when you dip them into the sauce from the casserole! You can also serve this casserole with a green veggie, like broccoli or asparagus. For a classic, delicious dessert, follow this pizza casserole with these tasty chocolate chip cookies!

Popular Substitutions & Additions

One of the best parts of this recipe is how easy it is to customize! For some added veggies, chop up bell peppers, mushrooms, or onions and add them into the mixture. You can also switch the pepperoni out for turkey pepperoni. Want some added spice? Sprinkle some crushed red pepper on top! Pretty much anything that can go onto pizza can go into this easy pizza casserole!

Storage & Leftovers

One of the best parts of this recipe is that the leftovers are delicious! Once the pizza casserole has completely cooled, put it in a sealed container and store it in the fridge. Heat individual portions in the microwave until warm. You can also freeze this pizza casserole! Once it has cooled, cover the casserole to make sure that it is air-tight, and place it in the freezer. Thaw overnight in the fridge then bake according to the directions in the recipe.

easy pizza cassserole on a white serving dish with casserole in the top left corner of the picture

Easy Pizza Casserole FAQs

Can I use pasta other than Rotini in this pizza casserole recipe?

Sure! You can use any of your favorite pastas in this pizza casserole.

How will I know that the casserole is completely cooked?

The cheese will be melted and bubbly when this casserole is completely cooked.

Does it matter what brand of pizza sauce I use in this easy pizza casserole?

Nope! Use any of your favorite pizza sauces in this pizza casserole

close up photo of pizza casserole on a fork for eating

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Quick and easy pizza casserole

Quick & Easy Pizza Casserole Recipe

April King
This quick and easy pizza casserole is hearty, flavorful, and delicious! With pasta, pepperoni, pizza sauce, cheese, and the perfect blend of Italian seasoning, this pizza casserole is even better than delivery!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 12 oz. Rotini pasta, cooked al-dente
  • 24 oz. pizza sauce of your choice
  • 1 cup diced pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup whole pepperoni
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray a 9×13 casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray, set aside. 
  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and return to pot. Add in pizza sauce, diced pepperoni, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, and 3/4 cup parmesan cheese. Mix then pour into a casserole dish.  
  • Add remaining cheese to the top of your casserole. Then add whole pepperoni and sprinkle with oregano.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove from oven serve enjoy. 
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