Make pizza night extra fun with this Pizza Casserole! It’s an easy pizza bake made with pasta, cheese, and all of your favorite pizza toppings.

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Pizza Casserole

This easy Pizza Casserole recipe is a simple pizza pasta bake made with penne pasta, tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and all of our favorite pizza toppings.

It’s a fun way to change up pizza night. Sometimes we have pizza delivered but other times we have a little extra fun with it and put our own spin on pizza. We’ve also made French Bread Pizza Sticks, Lasagna French Bread Pizza, and even Pizza Wontons.

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The great thing about pizza is that there are so many different toppings. Personally I’m a fan of supreme pizzas with green bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, Italian sausage, pepperoni, and black olives but my kids usually go for just plain pepperoni pizza. Either way this Pizza Casserole is delicious so go nuts and customize it with all of your family’s favorite toppings.

What is in Pizza Casserole?

  • Penne Pasta
  • Pizza Sauce or tomato sauce
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Your favorite pizza toppings
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How to Make Pizza Casserole

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 
  • In a large pot of boiling water cook penne pasta until al dente.
  • While pasta cooks brown Italian sausage in a skillet. Cook fully and drain grease.
  • Drain the pasta and pour it into a large bowl.
  • Add 2 cups mozzarella, pizza sauce, diced tomatoes, green peppers, onions, mushrooms, and cooked Italian sausage. Toss until fully combined.
  • Grease a 13×9 inch casserole dish and pour mixture into it.
  • Top with remaining cheese, pepperonis, black olives and Parmesan cheese. 
  • Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes remove foil and continue to bake for an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is fully melted.
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Can You Make Pizza Casserole Ahead of Time?

Yes! This is a great casserole to make ahead of time. Bake the pizza casserole according to the instructions and let it cool completely before storing it in the refrigerator.

When you’re ready to serve cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees F. for 30-45 minutes or until warmed through.

How to Freeze Pizza Casserole:

This pasta casserole is perfect for making ahead and freezing for later. Follow the recipe as written and bake it. Once the casserole has finished baking let it cool completely then remove it from the casserole dish and place on foil to wrap it up, or place it in a freezer safe plastic container.

When you are ready to serve the casserole unwrap it and place it back in the casserole dish. Cover the dish with foil and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 45 minutes – 1 hour, or until the casserole is heated through. Note: if you let the dish defrost in the refrigerator the night before the casserole will reheat faster.

To make this process easier I highly recommend baking the casserole in a disposable aluminum pan. That way you can wrap the whole thing up to store in the freezer and then reheat the casserole right in the pan when you are ready to eat.

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Servings: 10
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 55 mins

Pizza Casserole

This easy Pizza Casserole is a delicious pizza bake that is a fun twist on family pizza night!
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5 from 4 votes

Ingredients

  • 16 oz Penne Pasta
  • 4 c Mozzarella Cheese, , divided
  • 28 oz Pizza Sauce
  • 8 oz Diced Tomatoes
  • 2 oz Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 c Pepperonis
  • 4 oz Green Peppers, , diced
  • 2 oz Onion, , diced
  • 4 oz Mushrooms, , chopped
  • 1 lb Italian sausage, , ground
  • 1 oz Black Olives

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 
  • In a large pot of boiling water cook penne pasta until al dente.
  • While pasta cooks brown Italian sausage in a skillet. Cook fully and drain grease.
  • Drain pasta and pour into a large bowl.
  • Add 2 cups mozzarella, pizza sauce, diced tomatoes, green peppers, onions, mushrooms, and cooked Italian sausage. Toss until fully combined.
  • Grease a 13×9 inch casserole dish and pour mixture into it.
  • Top with remaining cheese, pepperonis, black olives and Parmesan cheese. 
  • Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes remove foil and continue to bake for an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is fully melted. 
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 635kcal, Carbohydrates: 52g, Protein: 54g, Fat: 47g, Saturated Fat: 18g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 63mg, Sodium: 1367mg, Potassium: 237mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 700IU, Vitamin C: 28.9mg, Calcium: 300mg, Iron: 3.1mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Course: Main