6-Ingredient Pizza Pasta Casserole Recipe Is Ready in 30 Minutes by 30Seconds Food

6-Ingredient Pizza Pasta Casserole Recipe Is Ready in 30 Minutes

Pasta casseroles are fan favorites at 30Seconds. We think it's because pasta bakes are easy, quick, simple and kid and adult approved. This six-ingredient pizza pasta casserole combines two more things we love: pasta and pizza! And it's on the table in 30 minutes.

This casserole has easy prep and starts with browning ground beef or ground turkey with onion. Stir in your favorite spaghetti sauce (homemade or jarred) and cooked short pasta like fusilli, rotini, bowtie, penne or cavatappi. Pour the pasta mixture into a lightly greased casserole dish and top it with shredded mozzarella cheese and sliced pepperoni. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes and dinner is ready to be served.

You could add additional pizza toppings to this pizza pasta casserole like black olives, chopped bell pepper, cooked mushrooms or any pizza topping your family enjoys. Serve this easy budget casserole with a salad and breadsticks for a complete dinner. You could double the recipe and make two casseroles and freeze one for later.

Cuisine: American / Italian 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6


  • 1 pound ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 8 ounces short pasta, cooked according to package directions for al dente
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 ounces sliced pepperoni

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Cook the ground beef and onion in a skillet until meat is cooked through. Drain fat. 
  2. Stir in the spaghetti sauce and cooked pasta. Pour the mixture into a greased 13x9-inch casserole dish. 
  3. Top with the shredded cheese and pepperoni slices. 
  4. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 20 minutes. Garnish with chopped green onions or chopped fresh parsley, if desired. 

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Elisa Schmitz
This is a mashup of all the best flavors, LOL. No matter having to decide between pizza or pasta. YUM!
Love a good pasta bake, especially when it tastes like a pizza.

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