Pizza casserole takes under 30 minutes to make, including boiling your pasta. It’s my kids favorite pizza dish and is so family loved that its kept on rotation. This quick and easy pizza meal will have everyone saying YUM and MORE PLEASE.
This recipe is provided by a guest author, Chef Amanda, here on Salty Side Dish.
Pizza Casserole Recipe
Casseroles are so easy to make and so filling! This pizza casserole is great, but make sure you add chicken broccoli cheese casserole and chicken casserole with ritz topping to your menu too! Oh and I also love this chicken and potato casserole!
- 1 package, 8 oz, rotini pasta
- 1/2 lb ground Italian sausage
- 1 tablespoon garlic
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 cup pepperoni
- 1 jar, 14 oz, pizza sauce
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
Pizza Hot Dish Tips:
- If you don’t have an ovenproof skillet, just transfer to a greased casserole or baking dish and heat in the oven.
- I did not drain my sausage but you can.
- You can substitute ground beef if you prefer
How to make Pizza Casserole
There is no doubt that pasta is comfort food. Incredibly hearty and filling, you cannot go wrong when you combine delicious flavors like rotini pasta (or penne pasta if you like) in a large skillet with Italian pasta.
I can think of a great deal many main dish and side dish recipes that are totally delicious that start this way, and pizza casserole is no exception.
Preheat oven to 350.
Cook pasta according to package directions, Drain and set aside.
In a skillet, add sausage and heat until brown.
Stir in garlic, onion and green pepper,
Cook an additional 3-5 minutes.
Stir in pepperoni, pasta and tomato sauce.
Top with cheese.
Place into oven and cook for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and it’s heated through.
Top with a little extra Parmesan cheese if you want!
Other Pizza Recipes
I am not a fan of traditional pizza, but love when things get creative in the kitchen. In fact, making individual pizzas as a family is one of my Friday night favorites. Passing them the dough to create means they not only get to help in the kitchen, but I find that everyone clears their plates!
Here are a few of my favorite Italian Recipes:
- Asparagus Goat Cheese Pizza
- Pull Apart Pizza Bread
- Caprese Pizza
- Hot Caprese Dip
- Baked Pepperoni Chicken Breasts
- Caprese Stuffed Chicken
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