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Homemade Pizza Casserole features everything we love about pizza in pasta form! Loaded with pizza sauce, pepperoni, veggies, and more, this effortless and delicious baked pasta recipe is always a hit.

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Pepperoni Pizza Casserole Recipe

If you love pizza and you love pasta, this pepperoni pizza casserole is for you! Hearty and flavorful, pepperoni pizza casserole tastes just like a slice of your favorite pepperoni pizza. Made with beef, Italian sausage, fresh veggies, cheese, and pizza sauce, this recipe is a keeper.

A true family favorite dinner, pizza casserole leaves you full and satisfied!

Be sure to try my Pierogy Pizza Casserole and Garlic Bread Pizza Casserole, too.

Why you’ll love this Pizza Pasta Casserole recipe:

  • SIMPLE: Made with pantry basics and ready in less than 45 minutes, this is a quick and easy dinner recipe to make any night of the week.
  • MAKE AHEAD: Whenever I make casseroles, we always have leftovers to enjoy for another meal later in the week. Cook once, eat twice!
  • KID FRIENDLY: Even picky eaters will devour this pizza casserole.

With the same great flavors of pizza in pasta form, what’s not to love?

step by step photos for how to make pizza casserole

How to Make Pizza Casserole

Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!

  1. Cook and drain the pasta noodles.
  2. Brown the meats, season, and set aside.
  3. Sauté the veggies.
  4. Mix the meats and veggies together.
  5. Add the pasta and pizza sauce and toss to combine.
  6. Spread the mixture in a baking dish, sprinkle with cheese, and top with pepperoni.
  7. Bake until the cheese bubbles.
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spoonful of pizza casserole
How long does pizza casserole last?

Store leftover pizza casserole in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

What is the best way to reheat leftover casserole?

For best taste and texture, reheat leftover casserole in a preheated oven at 350°F for 15-20 minutes or until heated through. You can also warm it back up in the microwave for a couple minutes.

How can I make this recipe gluten free?

To make this casserole gluten free, replace the rotini noodles with your favorite gluten free pasta noodles and ensure all of the other ingredients you use are also gluten free. Continue with the recipe as written.

Can I use another kind of meat?

Definitely! Replace the beef and pork with ground turkey or chicken, or use a combination of your favorite meats.

Serving Suggestions

This pepperoni pizza casserole is delicious by itself or with your favorite salad or veggies sides like:

I love that it makes a big casserole, enough to enjoy for leftovers later in the week!

bowl of pizza casserole with pepperonis
bowl of pizza casserole with pepperonis


  • Cook the noodles for one minute less than al dente. The pasta will continue to cook in the oven so this will prevent the noodles from becoming mushy.
  • Add slices of fresh mozzarella on top for even more cheesy goodness.
  • For super bubbly and crispy cheese, broil the casserole for 1-2 minutes before serving.

Super simple and easy to make, this baked pasta will quickly become a weeknight dinnertime go-to!

What kind of pizza sauce should I use?

Use your favorite store bought or homemade pizza sauce. Whatever you use for classic pizza will be delicious in this casserole.

Can I use any other type of noodle?

Yes! Instead of rotini, use any short pasta like penne, fusilli, or rigatoni.

bowl of pizza casserole with pepperonis

Once you make this pizza casserole, you’ll taste why my family loves this pasta recipe!

If you make this recipe be sure to upload a photo in the comment section below or leave a rating. Enjoy!

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