Pepperoni Pizza Casserole

Pepperoni Pizza Casserole

Here’s a quick and easy Pepperoni Pizza Casserole with all of the flavors of a pepperoni pizza and pasta combined!  It’s layered like a lasagna and my family really likes it.  It can easily be changed up by adding your favorite pizza toppings.

Pepperoni Pizza Casserole

My family likes black olives, green peppers, onions and of course EXTRA pepperoni!  I like the fact that I can make it ahead in a 9×13 covered pan and bake it later.  It makes a great freezer meal too.

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Pepperoni Pizza Casserole
 
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 8-10 servings
Ingredients
  • 12 ounces pasta
  • ½ pound Italian mild sausage, casings removed
  • 3 cups (24 ounces) pizza sauce or marinara sauce
  • ½ cup sliced black olives
  • 4 ounces pepperoni
  • 8 ounces ricotta
  • 2 cups mozzarella, shredded
  • ½ cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
  • ½ teaspoon oregano (optional)
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta as directed on package but stop 3 minutes early, drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the sausage in a large saucepan over medium heat, about 10 minutes.
  3. Mix in the sauce with the sausage and ¾'s of the olives and pepperoni and set aside.
  4. Mix the ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan and set aside.
  5. Place half of the pasta in the bottom of a large baking dish, top with half of the sauce, followed by half of the cheese mixture and repeat with another layer of each, finally topping with the remaining olives, pepperoni and oregano.
  6. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven covered in foil until bubbling at the sides, about 20-30 minutes, remove the foil and bake until the cheese has melted and started to turn golden brown, about 10 minutes.

What would you put in your Pizza Casserole?  Please share your ideas and enjoy!

Update: My husband loves a “Hawaiian Pizza,” using Canadian Bacon, green pepper, onion, and pineapple tidbits.  I tried it in a casserole, and it was a huge hit.  Try just using ham instead of Canadian Bacon too.

About The Author

Renée

Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!

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  1. Red Couch Recipes

    I would sing for that right now. It looks so good. I want to try that after the holidays. Joni

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