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Easy Pizza Casserole Recipe

This easy pizza casserole recipe is a family pleaser! An Easy casserole recipe. Plus this pizza pasta casserole is an easy freezer meal. Try it today!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Cool5 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: casserole, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Easy Pizza Casserole Recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 841kcal
Author: Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef (or Italian Sausage)
  • 6 oz pepperoni
  • 3 cups Mozzarella cheese
  • 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes (or 2 15 oz cans of crushed tomatoes)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 16 oz penne pasta
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brown the ground beef and drain any sausage.
  • Pour in the crushed tomatoes, Italian seasoning, and the garlic salt. Stir to combine.
  • Meanwhile boil pasta according to directions but cook to al dente, meaning you want the pasta to be firm and undercooked.
  • Drain pasta and pour half of the pasta in a 9x13 baking dish.
  • Spoon half the meat mixture over the pasta.
  • Top with half the Mozzarella cheese.
  • Lay half the pepperonis on top.
  • Then later the remaining pasta, meat sauce, cheese and pepperoni.
  • Sprinkle the parmesan cheese on top.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  • Remove foil and bake another 15 minutes until bubbly and brown.
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes and then serve.

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Notes

This pizza pasta casserole freezes great so you can easily make two batches and toss one in the freezer for an easy freezer meal. A delicious time saver!

Nutrition

Serving: 6g | Calories: 841kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 1534mg | Potassium: 892mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 710IU | Vitamin C: 12.4mg | Calcium: 426mg | Iron: 5.2mg