Pizza Lover s Casserole recipe


A hearty and flavorful casserole inspired by the flavors of pizza, featuring layers of pasta, cheese, savory meats, and tangy tomato sauce for a comforting meal.


12 ounces pasta (such as penne or rigatoni) 1 pound Italian sausage, casings removed 1 cup sliced pepperoni 2 cups marinara sauce 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Steps: 1

Cook the pasta: Boil pasta in salted water according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.

Steps: 2

Prepare the meats: In a skillet over medium heat, cook the Italian sausage until browned and cooked through. Break it up into smaller pieces as it cooks. Drain excess fat if necessary.

Steps: 3

Layer the casserole: Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. Spread a thin layer of marinara sauce on the bottom of the dish. Top with half of the cooked pasta.

Steps: 4

Add meats and sauce: Layer half of the cooked Italian sausage and half of the pepperoni slices over the pasta. Spoon half of the remaining marinara sauce evenly over the meat layer.

Steps: 5

Top with cheese and bake: Sprinkle half of the shredded mozzarella cheese over the sauce layer. Repeat with another layer of pasta, remaining Italian sausage, pepperoni, marinara sauce, and mozzarella cheese.