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Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Bake (Easy Pizza Casserole)

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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 Italian sausage (or ground beef)
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning (plus additional on top)
  • 1 24 oz jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 8 oz package of spiral rotini pasta, cooked and drained
  • 2 cups freshly shredded mozzarella cheese (or 1 8 oz package)
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • Pepperoni Slices (18-20, cut into quarters)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and in a large skillet cook the ground Italian sausage (or ground beef) over medium heat until fully cooked. Drain the meat and place back in the skillet. Season with salt, pepper, 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 according to package directions. Once fully cooked, drain the pasta and add to the ground sausage mixture. Stir until evenly combined.
  • Next, transfer the noodles and ground sausage mixture to a greased 13 x 9 baking dish.  Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese, diced pepperoni that has been cut into quarters, and top with shredded parmesan cheese. If desired, add an additional sprinkling of Italian seasoning.
  • 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.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes and then enjoy!
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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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