Pepperoni Pizza Casserole


Pepperoni Pizza Casserole Recipe: A Hearty and Delicious Twist on a Classic Favorite


Pizza is one of the most beloved and iconic dishes around the world. It’s a quick and convenient meal that’s perfect for any occasion, whether you’re watching the big game or hosting a party. But have you ever considered making a pepperoni pizza casserole? This recipe offers a hearty and delicious twist on the classic favorite that’s sure to satisfy your cravings.




➔ To Make This Recipe, You Will Need The Following Ingrédients :


●Salt, for pasta cooking water

●Cooking spray, for greasing the casserole dish

●16 ounces dry penne pasta

●8 ounces Italian sausage links (raw or pre-cooked)

●1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped

●1/2 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped

●1/2 small red onion, chopped

●4 ounces baby bella mushrooms, trimmed and sliced

●1/4 cup black olives, sliced

●24 ounces (2 1/2 cups) store-bought or homemade marinara sauce

●1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

●1 teaspoon garlic powder

●1 teaspoon dried basil

●1 teaspoon dried oregano

●2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

●4 ounces pepperoni slices




➔ To make this delicious Pepperoni Pizza Casserole :


➔ Preheat the oven and prepare the casserole dish:

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a 9×13-inch casserole dish with cooking spray. Set it aside.



➔ Cook the pasta:

Fill a large pot with water, season the water generously with salt, and bring it up to a boil over high heat. Cook the pasta in the boiling water according to the package instructions, until al dente. Strain the pasta into a colander placed in the sink and set it aside.




➔ In the meantime, cook the sausage:

Set the sausage links on a cutting board and use a sharp knife to cut them in half lengthwise. Then, cut them into 1/2-inch thick half moons. If using raw sausages, they may fall apart a little and that’s okay.


Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the sausages and cook for 6 to 8 minutes, stirring them every 1 to 2 minutes, until evenly browned. You won’t need any oil since the sausages will release enough to keep them from sticking to the skillet. Turn the heat off. Tilt the skillet and use a spoon to scoop out and discard as much grease as possible.



➔ Prepare the sauce:

In a large bowl, add the marinara sauce, Parmesan, garlic powder, dried basil, and dried oregano. Mix with a spoon to combine. You can also do this in the same pot used to cook the pasta!




➔ Combine the filling:

Add the cooked pasta and sausages, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, and olives. Stir to combine. I like to use two large spoons to toss the mixture together until everything is coated in the sauce.



➔ Assemble the casserole:

Pour the pasta mixture into the prepared casserole dish. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella evenly over it and top with pepperoni slices.



➔ Bake and serve:

Tightly cover the casserole with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and turn the oven to broil on high for 2 to 3 minutes, until the cheese is fully melted and lightly browned. Keep a close eye on it so that it doesn’t burn! Let it cool for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.




This pepperoni pizza casserole is a delicious and satisfying twist on the classic pizza. The combination of pasta, ground beef, pepperoni, and cheese makes for a hearty and flavorful dish that’s sure to become a family favorite. Serve it with a side salad or garlic bread for a complete and satisfying meal. This casserole is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner, or for a fun and casual meal with friends and family.



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  • Looks delicious.

    Lynn Higgs April 5, 2023 2:51 am Reply

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