Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Bake (Easy Pizza Casserole)

Try my delicious pepperoni pizza pasta bake for an easy weeknight dinner! This pizza casserole has pepperoni, sausage, and gooey cheese the whole family will love!

Try my delicious pepperoni pizza pasta bake for an easy weeknight dinner for the family! This pizza casserole is made with pepperoni, sausage, pasta, marinara sauce, herbs, and gooey cheese, and takes less than 30 minutes to make. It's also freezer-friendly! #pizzacasserole #casserole #easydinnerrecipe #pizzapasta

Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Bake (Easy Pizza Casserole)

It’s no secret our family loves pizza themed recipes. We frequently love making my Pepperoni Pizza Lasagna Roll Ups, Mini Pizza Muffins, and Pepperoni Cheese Stuffed Pizza Bites when we have a pizza craving.

But one of my favorites for a busy weeknight is this Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Bake also known as Pizza Casserole.

This Easy Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Bake is made with rotini noodles, tomato sauce and features a delicious blend of ground sausage seasoned with garlic powder, onion powder, and Italian seasonings.

Topped with diced pepperoni, gooey mozzarella cheese and shredded Parmesan, your whole family will love this delicious Pizza Casserole dish!

Try my delicious pepperoni pizza pasta bake for an easy weeknight dinner for the family! This pizza casserole is made with pepperoni, sausage, pasta, marinara sauce, herbs, and gooey cheese, and takes less than 30 minutes to make. It's also freezer-friendly! #pizzacasserole #casserole #easydinnerrecipe #pizzapasta

Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Bake

Just like any casserole, this Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Bake is so easy to make and tastes delicious! The kids will love the simplicity of this meal, but feel free to add in veggies like chopped spinach, diced onion, or mushrooms to kick up the flavor and nutrition level.

How to Make Pizza Casserole

First in a large skillet cook the ground sausage (or ground beef) over medium heat until fully cooked. Drain the meat and place bake in the skillet. Season with onion powder, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning, and top with spaghetti sauce. Stir until combined and remove from heat.

While the ground sausage is cooking, boil the rotini noodles in a pot as directed. Once fully cooked, drain the pasta and add to the ground sausage mixture. Stir until combined.

Next, transfer the noodles and ground sausage to a greased 13 x 9 glass baking dish.  Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese, diced pepperoni that has been quartered, and top with sprinkled parmesan cheese and additional italian seasoning, if desired.

Bake the pizza casserole uncovered in the oven for 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the top is a light, golden brown.

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Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Bake (Easy Pizza Casserole)

  • Author: Kindly Unspoken
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American, Italian

Description

Try my delicious pepperoni pizza pasta bake for an easy dinner! This pizza casserole has pepperoni, sausage, and gooey cheese the whole family will love!


Ingredients

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  • 1 lb ground sausage (or ground beef)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • Italian Seasoning (as desired)
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 8 oz package of spiral rotini pasta, cooked and drained
  • 1 8 oz package of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Shredded parmesan cheese
  • Diced Pepperoni (18-20)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and in a large skillet cook the ground sausage (or ground beef) over medium heat until fully cooked. Drain the meat and place bake in the skillet. Season with onion powder, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning, and top with spaghetti sauce. Stir until combined and remove from heat.
  • While the ground sausage is cooking, boil the rotini noodles in a pot as directed. Once fully cooked, drain the pasta and add to the ground sausage mixture. Stir until combined.
  • Next, transfer the noodles and ground sausage to a greased 13 x 9 baking dish.  Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese, diced pepperoni that has been quartered, and top with sprinkled parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning, if desired.
  • Bake the pizza casserole uncovered in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the top is a light, golden brown.

Notes

  • Chopped veggies such as spinach, mushrooms, and onion can easily be added to this pizza casserole.
  • This casserole can be easily doubled if you want to make one casserole to eat and one to freeze. To use a frozen casserole, simply thaw in the refrigerator overnight, and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until heated through.

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Try my delicious pepperoni pizza pasta bake for an easy weeknight dinner for the family! This pizza casserole is made with pepperoni, sausage, pasta, marinara sauce, herbs, and gooey cheese, and takes less than 30 minutes to make. It's also freezer-friendly! #pizzacasserole #casserole #easydinnerrecipe #pizzapasta

Try my delicious pepperoni pizza pasta bake for an easy weeknight dinner for the family! This pizza casserole is made with pepperoni, sausage, pasta, marinara sauce, herbs, and gooey cheese, and takes less than 30 minutes to make. It's also freezer-friendly! #pizzacasserole #casserole #easydinnerrecipe #pizzapasta

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Hope you enjoyed today’s recipe for my Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Bake (Easy Pizza Casserole). This delicious pizza pasta is perfect for an easy weeknight dinner or great for making for potluck dinners. Would your family love this pizza casserole?

Thanks for stopping by! – Cara

 

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Try my delicious pepperoni pizza pasta bake for an easy weeknight dinner for the family! This pizza casserole is made with pepperoni, sausage, pasta, marinara sauce, herbs, and gooey cheese, and takes less than 30 minutes to make. It's also freezer-friendly! #pizzacasserole #casserole #easydinnerrecipe #pizzapasta

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10 Comments

  1. Renee A wrote:

    What do I set the oven on? At what temperature? I see how long it need to be cooked , but don’t know what to set the temperature for the oven.

    Posted 2.12.21 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Hi Renee,
      Apologies for that – it should be baked at 350 degrees. Hope you enjoy!

      Posted 2.12.21 Reply
  2. Karly wrote:

    Thank you for these delicious (and easy!) meal ideas! Such a godsend right now. Ryan would love this recipe, so I might have to make it special for this weekend. 🙂

    Karly
    https://www.whatkarlysaid.com

    Posted 4.29.20 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      You’re so welcome – that’s what I’m here for! This recipe is super quick and easy to make and SO yummy!

      Posted 5.1.20 Reply
  3. chelsea jacobs wrote:

    GIRL this looks delicious!

    Posted 4.29.20 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! It couldn’t be any easier to make and I bet Jack would love it too!

      Posted 5.1.20 Reply
  4. Nadine wrote:

    This sounds delicious!!! I love anything with pepperoni.

    Posted 4.28.20 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Nadine! Me too! Our family eats something pizza oriented weekly!

      Posted 5.1.20 Reply