Easy to make for a weeknight meal and super tasty, pizza casserole is a kid-friendly dish the whole family will love.Yummmmmmm! This pizza casserole is SO good and so versatile! Just like pizza, you can vary the topping ingredients to anything you like. It’s also a great way to sneak in some extra veggies. Sometimes, I make it a little healthier by adding a bunch of chopped spinach to the bottom layer of sauce! No one seems to notice. So it was great to add some extra veggies that way.
This is also a great make ahead or freezer meal. Sometimes instead of making one big one casserole, I make this in two smaller square pans instead. Bake one for dinner one night and pop the other one in the freezer. You can also just double the recipe and do the same thing in 2 larger pans if you’d like. SOOoooo easy to do and I love having meals already prepared that I can just pop in the oven to heat up again. Note – if you are going to freeze, do not bake first. Just prepare and freeze. Then bake when the day you’d like to eat it!
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Pizza Casserole Recipe
1 – 2 jars red pasta sauce (just depending on how “saucy” you like it)
1 box penne pasta (cooked & drained)
2 – 3 Cups mozzarella cheese
1/2 C shredded Parmesan cheese
Pizza Toppings of your choice (we used pepperonis & black olives–about 30 pepperonis and 1 can of olives)
1. Spread a thin layer of sauce along the bottom of a pan (might be beneficial to spray with cooking spray first)
3. Arrange half of your pizza toppings on top of the noodles (for us, that was olives & pepperonis).
5. Continue layering with the other half of the ingredients. Top the whole thing with the remaining mozzarella & sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese.
6. Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes (until the cheese is bubbly & the top layer starts browning just a bit). You can cover with foil for the first part & then uncover. Though the last time I made this, I skipped the foil and it came out just fine.
What would you put in YOUR pizza casserole?