Easy Pizza Casserole Recipe

by Sheryl

Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 45 mins | Cool time: 5 mins | Total Time: 1 hr | Servings: 6

Please your family and guests with this Easy Pizza Casserole. A delicious casserole that anyone can make in a snap! Plus, this freezes well so you can easily make two and simply pop the other in the freezer for a quick freezer meal.

Made with only a few ingredients and ready in no more than an hour, this impressive casserole is a straight winner! Crazy good, your family will be begging for more!

Ingredients

1 pound ground beef (or Italian Sausage)
6 ounces pepperoni
3 c. Mozzarella cheese
28 ounces can of crushed tomatoes (or 2 15 ounces cans of crushed tomatoes)
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
16 ounces Penne pasta
1/4 c. Parmesan cheese

How to make Easy Pizza Casserole

Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 350 degrees.

Step 2: Cook the ground beef until browned. When done, drain any excess grease.

Step 3: Add the crushed tomatoes, Italian seasoning, and garlic salt to the browned ground beef and stir until blended.

Step 4: In the meantime, cook the pasta following the package directions until al dente. Drain the pasta when done.

Step 5: Place half of the pasta in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish, then spoon over half of the meat mixture and top with Mozzarella cheese. On top, lay half of the pepperonis followed with a layer of the rested pasta, meat sauce, cheese, and pepperoni ending in Parmesan.

Step 6: Using foil, tent the casserole. Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 30 minutes. Uncover, return to the oven, and bake for 15 minutes more until the top is bubbly and brown.

Step 7: Remove from the oven when done and let the casserole cool for at least 5 minutes before serving.

Note:

This dish is a delicious time saver! Make two and simply pop the other in the oven for an easy freezer meal.

Nutrition Facts:

Amount Per Serving (6 g), Calories 841 | Calories from Fat 378 | Fat 42g 65% | Saturated Fat 18g 113% | Cholesterol 130mg 43% | Sodium 1534mg 67% | Potassium 892mg 25% | Carbohydrates 68g 23% | Fiber 5g 21% | Sugar 8g 9% | Protein 45g 90% | Vitamin A 710IU 14% | Vitamin C 12.4mg 15% | Calcium 426mg 43% | Iron 5.2mg 29%

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