Pizza Casserole Recipe

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Here is a very popular dish that many of you have probably tried- pizza casserole. This casserole is perfect for the winter season.  If you are not familiar with this dish, basically you have cooked noodles mixed with the ingredients of pizza. Next time I make this I think I will layer the cheese and pepperoni instead of just putting one layer on the top. For the noodles, you can really use whatever type of noodles you choose, even spaghetti noodle will work.  This also freezes well, for up to 3 months. This casserole makes a great dinner or is the perfect dish to bring to a party. Enjoy.
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Ingredients:
 2 lbs ground beef
1 large onion (chopped)
1 clove garlic (minced)
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 (26 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce
16 ounces rotini pasta, (cooked and drained)
5 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (20 oz)
8 ounces sliced pepperoni

Cooking Instructions:
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Step 1:
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet add oil and heat to medium-high heat. Add ground beef, onion, and garlic. Add Italian seasoning. Cook until the beef is browned. Drain.
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Step 2: Stir in pasta sauce and 3 cups of cheese into the meat mixture. Place mixture into 2 greased 9×13” baking dishes. Sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella cheese and top with pepperoni. *The dish can be covered and frozen as this point if you are freezing.
Step 3: If you are cooking it now- Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
(Makes 15 servings)

       

13 Responses to “Pizza Casserole Recipe”

  1. Sally — February 19, 2010 @ 6:49 pm

    It mus be ‘very popular’ regionally. I have never heard of it.

  2. Memoria — February 19, 2010 @ 9:19 pm

    Woah, I’ve never heard of this type of casserole! It looks fantastic!

  3. Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes — February 19, 2010 @ 10:05 pm

    You always have the greatest ideas! This looks yummy!

  4. Kevin — February 21, 2010 @ 8:08 am

    What a tasty looking take on pizza flavours!

  5. EZSweets — February 21, 2010 @ 7:48 pm

    these pizzas look delicious!!

  6. dina — February 21, 2010 @ 11:58 pm

    love your blog bobby… ur food look delicious, cant wait to try em…

  7. Jill — February 24, 2010 @ 11:45 am

    Although it seems obvious, this recipe doesn’t say at what point to add the pasta.

    I am making this recipe as I write this and that is why I noticed.

    No worries, the photos spell it out!

    –Jill

  8. Faith — March 1, 2010 @ 5:19 pm

    I was also a bit confused as to when to add the pasta then I realized it said it in step 2 – “Stir in pasta sauce and 3 cups of cheese”, meaning Pasta, Sauce and 3 Cups of Cheese. I tried this and my kids love it. The Sweet and Sour Chicken from this site use to be the best thing I ever made according to my kids now its this Pizza Casserole. Thanks a million. I will be trying other recipes.

    FET

  9. misstopaz — March 10, 2010 @ 6:39 am

    This absolutely looks delicious. I would have never thought of doing pizza like this :) I guess it wouldn’t hurt if I add some bacon as well, right?

  10. MARY — March 18, 2010 @ 6:50 am

    WOW! We love this here at our house, but we add several more items to the dish. We add diced green peppers, sliced mushrooms, italian sausage,
    and sometimes I use different shapes of pasta mixed together as well. Have u ever had the Cavatini at Pizza Hut? Well, this is very similar.
    Just adjust your sauce amount to how much extras you add in. FANTASTIC FOOD!!!!

  11. Tina L — June 21, 2010 @ 10:40 am

    This is a favorite of me and my boyfriend’s – I make it often. He calls it Pizza Lasagna, lol. Thanks so much for having the recipe on here – it’s delicious!

  12. Mark Farmer — June 1, 2011 @ 11:33 am

    I Would Suggest That When You Add The Onions They Should Be Red Added Raw, And Should Cook When It Is Baked, Giving You A Better Pizza Fell With Partially Cooked Onions.

    I Would Also Suggest (Since I Like Combo Pizzas), That Green Peppers, Mushrooms, Sausage And Black Olives Are Added.

    One Other Idea Is To Use Pizza Sauce Since It Has A Lower Salt Content Than Pizza Sauce. And Adding More Peperoni Will Increase The The Salt In The Dish.

  13. Douglas E. Robeson — September 23, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

    PLEASE send me more recipes like this one. This looks like it will taste delicious and I would like to try it out , my kids LOVE pizza.

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