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Pepperoni Pizza Casserole!!!

Pizza Night, Simplified: Pepperoni Pizza Casserole Embrace the flavors of your favorite pizzeria with a twist in Pepperoni Pizza Casserole. This mouthwatering casserole captures the essence of a classic pepperoni pizza in an easy-to-make, family-friendly dish. Layers of pasta, savory sauce, melted cheese, and pepperoni come together to create a comforting and satisfying meal. Whether you’re craving a cozy dinner or hosting a casual get-together, this casserole is a crowd-pleaser that simplifies pizza night. Get ready to savor the taste of pizza in casserole form with Pepperoni Pizza Casserole.

A Slice of Comfort

The star of this recipe is the medley of pasta, pepperoni, and cheese, offering all the beloved flavors of a pepperoni pizza.

Family-Friendly and Easy to Make

Pepperoni Pizza Casserole is a kid-friendly option that simplifies pizza night and is perfect for busy families.

Substitutions and Variations:

Customize your Pepperoni Pizza Casserole with these variations:

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  1. Veggie Delight: Add your favorite pizza veggies such as bell peppers, onions, or mushrooms to the casserole for extra flavor and nutrition.
  2. Meat Lover’s Dream: Incorporate other pizza toppings like cooked sausage, ground beef, or Canadian bacon for a meaty twist.
  3. Spice it Up: Drizzle some hot sauce or sprinkle red pepper flakes over the top before baking for a spicy kick.

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Now that you’ve discovered the delicious simplicity of Pepperoni Pizza Casserole, it’s time to enjoy the comfort of pizza night without the fuss. Share it with friends and family, create lasting memories, and don’t forget to leave a review to let us know how much you loved this casserole. Happy savoring!

Tips or Notes:

  • For extra flavor, consider using a variety of cheeses like mozzarella, cheddar, or Parmesan.
  • Customize the sauce by using your favorite pizza or pasta sauce brand or make your own from scratch.
  • You can use any type of pasta you prefer, such as penne, rigatoni, or even macaroni if you want bite-sized pieces.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I prepare Pepperoni Pizza Casserole in advance?

Yes, you can assemble the casserole ahead of time and refrigerate it until you’re ready to bake. Just be sure to increase the baking time slightly to ensure it’s heated through.

Can I use turkey pepperoni or a vegetarian alternative?

Absolutely! Feel free to use turkey pepperoni or a vegetarian pepperoni alternative if you prefer a lighter or meatless option.

Pepperoni Pizza Casserole!!!

Pepperoni Pizza Casserole!!!

Recipe by Alexandra
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Course: All Word Recipes
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Calories

300

kcal
Total time

0

minutes
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Ingredients

  • For the Casserole:
  • 8 ounces 8 rotini pasta or your choice of pasta

  • 1 1 (24-ounce) jar pizza sauce

  • 2 cups 2 shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 1 cup 1 sliced pepperoni (regular or turkey)

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 dried oregano

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 dried basil

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 garlic powder

  • Salt and black pepper to taste

  • For Garnish:
  • Fresh basil leaves (optional)

  • Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  • Cook the pasta according to the package instructions until it’s al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked pasta, pizza sauce, half of the shredded mozzarella cheese, half of the sliced pepperoni, dried oregano, dried basil, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Mix until all ingredients are well combined.
  • Transfer the pasta mixture to the greased baking dish and spread it out evenly.
  • Sprinkle the remaining shredded mozzarella cheese on top of the pasta mixture.
  • Arrange the remaining sliced pepperoni on top of the cheese.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the casserole is hot and bubbly, and the cheese is melted and slightly golden.
  • Once baked, remove the casserole from the oven, garnish with fresh basil leaves and grated Parmesan cheese if desired, and serve your Pepperoni Pizza Casserole while it’s hot and delicious. Enjoy your simplified pizza night!

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