Easy Pizza Pasta Casserole Recipe Is a Dinner Win-Win (6 Ingredients, 30 Minutes) by 30Seconds Food

Easy Pizza Pasta Casserole Recipe Is a Dinner Win-Win (6 Ingredients, 30 Minutes)

If you like pasta and you like pizza, then you will love this pizza pasta casserole. It's not often you find someone who doesn't like pasta or pizza, so we think this recipe is a dinner win-win!

Pasta casseroles are fan favorites at 30Seconds. We think it's because pasta bakes are easy, quick, tasty, 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 only about 30 minutes. Seriously!

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 a delicious dinner is ready to be served.

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.

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Cuisine: American / Italian 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 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

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Recipe Notes

  • Instead of ground beef, you could use ground chicken or turkey.
  • Use your favorite short pasta like fusilli, rotini, bowtie, penne or cavatappi.
  • If desired, add additional pizza toppings such as black olives, chopped bell pepper, cooked mushrooms or any pizza topping your family enjoys.
  • Garnish with chopped green onions or chopped fresh parsley, if desired.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator and reheat in the microwave or oven.

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 and serve.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 332

Total Fat: 24.4g

Saturated Fat: 8.5g

Cholesterol: 67mg

Sodium: 1018mg

Total Carbohydrate: 8.8g

Dietary Fiber: 1.8g

Total Sugars: 1.9g

Protein: 18.5g

Vitamin D: 5mcg

Calcium: 27mg

Iron: 4mg

Potassium: 298mg

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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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