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Pizza Casserole

Pizza Casserole is a delicious baked rotini pasta loaded with ground beef, pizza sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese.

Pizza Casserole is a delicious baked rotini pasta loaded with ground beef, pizza sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese.



Pizza Casserole is a hearty pasta recipe the whole family will love.

Pizza Casserole is a delicious baked rotini pasta loaded with ground beef, pizza sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese.

This baked pizza pasta is the perfect weeknight dinner recipe.

Pizza Casserole is a delicious baked rotini pasta loaded with ground beef, pizza sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese.

This casserole recipe takes just over thirty minutes from start to finish and serves six to eight people.

Pizza Casserole is a delicious baked rotini pasta loaded with ground beef, pizza sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese.

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To make this pizza casserole, I started by cooking some rotini pasta and then draining and setting it aside.

I browned some ground beef in a large skillet.

cooked ground beef in a skillet

Once the ground beef was completely browned, I added some pizza sauce, Italian seasoning, garlic salt, basil, oregano, red pepper flakes, pepper and brown sugar to the skillet.

pizza sauce, brown sugar and spices added to skillet with cooked ground beef

I stirred until all of the ingredients were fully combined.

pizza sauce and ground beef mixture in a skillet

Then I added the cooked pasta, some shredded mozzarella and chopped pepperoni to the skillet.

cooked rotini, mozzarella and chopped pepperoni added to skillet with ground beef and pizza sauce mixture

I stirred well.

rotini pasta mixture in a skillet

Then I sprayed a 9 x 13 inch baking dish well with cooking spray.

I dumped the mixture into the dish and spread it out evenly.

rotini pizza pasta mixture in a baking dish

I sprinkled some shredded mozzarella on top.

shredded mozzarella cheese on top of pizza pasta in a baking dish

I placed some pepperoni slices on top of the mozzarella.

pepperoni slices on top of pizza pasta in a baking dish

I placed the dish in the oven and baked until the cheese on top was melted and the pepperoni looked slightly greasy.

Pizza Casserole is a delicious baked rotini pasta loaded with ground beef, pizza sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese.

I removed the dish from the oven.

Pizza Casserole is a delicious baked rotini pasta loaded with ground beef, pizza sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese.

Then the cheesy pepperoni pizza pasta was ready to serve.

Pizza Casserole is a delicious baked rotini pasta loaded with ground beef, pizza sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese.

This pizza casserole is a kid friendly dish that adults will love too.

Pizza Casserole is a delicious baked rotini pasta loaded with ground beef, pizza sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese.

This baked rotini pasta is packed with flavour.

Pizza Casserole is a delicious baked rotini pasta loaded with ground beef, pizza sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese.

If you are looking for an easy pasta casserole recipe, then you need to try this Pizza Casserole!

Pizza Casserole is a delicious baked rotini pasta loaded with ground beef, pizza sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese.

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Ingredients You’ll Need to Make This Pizza Casserole:

  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • 16 ounces rotini pasta (I used Harris Teeter brand rotini pasta)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 28 ounces pizza sauce (I used 2 14 ounce jars of Harris Teeter brand pizza sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, packed
  • 5-ounce package turkey pepperoni, divided (24 whole pepperonis, remaining pepperoni coarsely chopped)
  • 8-ounce mozzarella cheese block, shredded

How to Make Pizza Casserole:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375. Spray a 9×13 inch casserole dish with cooking spray and place it to the side.
  2. Add 8 cups of water and ½ tablespoon of salt to a large pot and bring to a boil.
  3. Once the water starts to boil add pasta and cook noodles al dente and drain.
  4. Brown the ground beef in a skillet on medium-low heat.
  5. Once the beef is completely browned, drain it if needed and add pizza sauce, all spices, and brown sugar.
  6. Stir the ground meat until everything is evenly distributed.
  7. Next, add cooked pasta, ½ of the shredded cheese, and the coarsely chopped pepperoni to the meat sauce and mix together.
  8. Add the mixture to the prepared baking dish, sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella cheese, and top with pepperoni.
  9. Put the baking dish in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the pepperoni looks slightly greasy.
  10. Serve and enjoy!
Yield: 8 servings

Pizza Casserole

Pizza Casserole is a delicious baked rotini pasta loaded with ground beef, pizza sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese.

Pizza Casserole is a delicious baked rotini pasta loaded with ground beef, pizza sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • 16 ounces rotini pasta (I used Harris Teeter brand rotini pasta)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 28 ounces pizza sauce (I used 2 14 ounce jars of Harris Teeter brand pizza sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, packed
  • 5-ounce package turkey pepperoni, divided (24 whole pepperonis, remaining pepperoni coarsely chopped)
  • 8-ounce mozzarella cheese block, shredded

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 375. Spray a 9x13 inch casserole dish with cooking spray and place it to the side.
    2. Add 8 cups of water and ½ tablespoon of salt to a large pot and bring to a boil.
    3. Once the water starts to boil add pasta and cook noodles al dente and drain.
    4. Brown the ground beef in a skillet on medium-low heat.
    5. Once the beef is completely browned, drain it if needed and add pizza sauce, all spices, and brown sugar.
    6. Stir the ground meat until everything is evenly distributed.
    7. Next, add cooked pasta, ½ of the shredded cheese, and the coarsely chopped pepperoni to the meat sauce and mix together.
    8. Add the mixture to the prepared baking dish, sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella cheese, and top with pepperoni.
    9. Put the baking dish in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the pepperoni looks slightly greasy.
    10. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • You can store the casserole in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Be sure to let the casserole cool completely before putting it in an airtight container.
  • What are substitutions that I can make?
    You can replace the ground beef with any ground meat including ground turkey, ground chicken or Italian sausage. You can also make your own pizza sauce and use any pasta noodles. I would recommend using pasta that’s around the same size and shape as rotini for best results. You can use pork or turkey pepperoni.
  • Tip: I recommend shredding a block of mozzarella cheese instead of purchasing shredded mozzarella because block cheese melts better.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 446Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 1539mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 4gSugar: 8gProtein: 33g

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Jeanine Wixom

Tuesday 20th of December 2022

Can not wait to try this!

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