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Pizza Casserole – Quick, Easy, and Kid Friendly!

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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.

pizza casserole with tons of mozzarella cheese

Pizza Casserole Recipe

  • 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

pasta and pepperoni mixed in sauce for a pizza side dish

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.

ground beef and green onions for your pizza base

Stir in pepperoni, pasta and tomato sauce.

Mix well.

 

pour the pasta sauce into the cast iron pan

Top with cheese.

Place into oven and cook for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and it’s heated through.

add tons of cheese before putting recipe in oven

Top with a little extra Parmesan cheese if you want!

Serves 4-6

pizza casserole is a family favorite mealOther 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: 

  1. Asparagus Goat Cheese Pizza
  2. Pull Apart Pizza Bread
  3. Caprese Pizza
  4. Hot Caprese Dip
  5. Baked Pepperoni Chicken Breasts
  6. Caprese Stuffed Chicken

Your opinion means a great deal to me, so if you make this dish please leave me a comment on any alterations or tag me on social media #SaltySideDish so I can see your table!

pizza casserole serving to family

Pizza Casserole Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Pizza casserole takes under 30 minutes to make, 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.

Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: main dish, pasta side dish, pizza casserole, pizza hot dish, side dish
Servings: 6 people
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions, Drain and set aside.
  3. In a skillet, add sausage and heat until brown.
  4. Stir in garlic, onion and green pepper, Cook an additional 3-5 minutes.
  5. Stir in pepperoni, pasta and tomato sauce. Mix well.
  6. Top with cheese. Place into oven and cook for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and it's heated through.
  7. Top with a little extra Parmesan cheese if you want!

Pizza Casserole Hot Dish is an incredible pizza flavor that is FAST and EASY for any day of the week. KID FAVORITE! #recipes #pizza #pasta #maindish #homemade

 

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Comments

Audrey McClelland

I made this PIZZA CAssErole on satfor my 5 kids (who are the pickiest eaters on the planet!) and they loved this!! It was easy and hearty and the leftovers were just as good on sunday for breakfast (LOL!) too!!!!! I will be adding this in as a staple for our family.

    Trisha

    I am so excited you loved this pizza casserole dish! I know how hard it is to get kids to eat, so it makes me so happy this is going on your menu. 🙂