Easy Cheesy Pizza Casserole Recipe

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Easy Cheesy Pizza Casserole Recipe :-This Easy Cheesy Pizza Casserole Recipe is packed with everything you could possibly desire in a meal for your family. Something that is simple, it can be made ahead of time, it can be frozen, it can be reheated, and it is something that both adults and children will like.


You know what I’m saying when I say that rigatoni pasta is drowned in a flavorful meat sauce that has shredded cheese blended in for the cheese-factor, and then it is topped with additional cheese and pepperoni pieces.




Easy Cheesy Pizza Casserole Recipe



Ingredients for pizza pasta casserole with text overlay on marble board.



  • 16 ounces rigatoni, ziti or penne pasta, uncooked
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (24 ounce) jars marinara sauce (or favorite spaghetti sauce)
  • 2 and 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 and 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 and 1/4 cups sliced pepperoni

Optional garnish:

  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. A baking dish measuring 9 inches by 13 inches should be sprayed with non-stick cooking spray or lightly brushed with melted butter.
  • Cook the pasta until it reaches the al dente stage, as directed on the package. Drain, then set aside for later use.
  • The ground beef, chopped onions, minced garlic, and both salt and pepper should be added to a large skillet that has been heated over medium heat and contains olive oil. Ensure that the meat is no longer pink in color. Remove any grease that may be present.


  • Turn the heat down to a low setting and bring the beef mixture to a simmer. Add the marinara sauce and two tablespoons of Italian seasoning, and stir to blend.
  • Take the dish off the heat and add the cooked pasta, along with one and a quarter cups of shredded mozzarella cheese, and stir until everything is incorporated.
  • Once the casserole dish has been prepared, transfer the mixture to it and smooth it out evenly.


  • Sprinkle the remaining one and a quarter cups of mozzarella cheese on top.
  • Place the pepperoni slices in a single layer on top of the shredded cheese, and then sprinkle the remaining Italian seasoning on top of the pepperoni slices.
  • Oven bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 to 30 minutes with the lid off. It is important that the cheese is melted, and that the sauce is heated all the way through to the center.
  • You can enjoy this dish by topping it with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley, although it is not required.
Pizza pasta fresh from the oven in casserole dish with a wooden spoon.


Storage Instructions:

  • After the casserole has cooled, it can be stored in the refrigerator for up to five days before being wrapped in plastic wrap or foil.

To reheat:

  • After removing the plastic wrap, wrap the food in foil and reheat it in an oven preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for twenty to twenty-five minutes, or reheat it in the microwave on a plate for thirty seconds at a time, until it is completely heated through.

Freezing instructions:

To freeze:

  • After following the instructions for the recipe, bake it. After allowing the baked casserole to cool fully, remove it from the casserole dish and place it in a container that is safe for freezing.



To cook: 

  • The dish should be allowed to thaw in the refrigerator overnight the night before it is to be prepared.



Ready to bake it?

  • Cover it with aluminum foil and place it in a casserole dish that can be baked in the oven.Bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for thirty to forty minutes, or until the food is completely heated through. During the final five minutes of the reheating process, remove the foil.







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