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Pizza Casserole Recipe

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 394kcal
Homemade Pizza Casserole features everything we love about pizza in pasta form! Loaded with pizza sauce, pepperoni, veggies, and more, this effortless and delicious baked pasta recipe is always a hit.
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Ingredients

  • 3 ½ cups rotini pasta
  • ½ pound ground beef
  • ½ pound Italian sausage hot or mild
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt plus more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper plus more to taste
  • ½ onion chopped
  • ¼ cup shredded carrots
  • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 4 ounces sliced mushrooms optional, 1 can
  • 28 ounces pizza sauce 2 jars
  • 1 cup shredded Colby jack cheese
  • ½ cup pepperoni slices

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.
    how to make pizza casserole
  • Cook the pasta noodles for one less minute than the time listed on the package. Drain and set aside.
    3 ½ cups rotini pasta
  • While the pasta cooks, brown the ground beef and sausage in a large frying pan. Cook until the meat is no longer pink, about 5-7 minutes.
    ½ pound ground beef, ½ pound Italian sausage
    how to make pizza casserole
  • Stir in the salt, pepper, and garlic powder and cook for 1 minute. Transfer the meat to a bowl and set aside.
    1 teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Drain any excessive fat and save the drippings in the pan. In the same pan, sauté the onions, carrots, and green peppers until softened, about 5 minutes.
    ½ onion, ¼ cup shredded carrots, ½ cup chopped green bell pepper
    how to make pizza casserole
  • Add the meat back to the pan, stir in the mushrooms (if using), and mix together.
    4 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • Add the cooked pasta and pizza sauce and toss to combine. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
    28 ounces pizza sauce
    how to make pizza casserole
  • Flatten the mixture into an even layer, sprinkle with shredded cheese, and add the pepperoni slices.
    1 cup shredded Colby jack cheese, ½ cup pepperoni slices
    how to make pizza casserole
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until bubbling and the cheese has melted.

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Notes

  • Storage: Store casserole in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 1110mg | Potassium: 656mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1158IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 3mg