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Easy Peasy Pizza Casserole Recipe To Try

Easy Peasy Pizza Casserole Recipe To Try

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Are you a good sale shopper and great at working the grocery store coupons? Do you still look at your pile of food and see the same old combinations coming to your brain when it is time to fix something for the family to eat? This is where my Pizza Casserole recipe can help.

Why Would You Need a Pizza Casserole Recipe?

When you have a tween or teen in the family, it seems like you might be feeding a bottomless pit. Pizza is always a hit so this take on that classic tomato pie is a crowd-pleaser. With a pasta base, this is incredibly thrifty for feeding a large group, yet a heavy hitter on flavor.

Pasta is on sale every 6 to 8 weeks at your local grocery store. Add a coupon or two and you can often score a 1-pound box for less than fifty cents. Pasta sauce is another bargain gem – if you get the kind in a can? Easily under a buck.

Use this pizza casserole recipe as a base to customize the meal to your own family preferences. It can quickly be converted to vegetarian with the meat omitted and random veggies added, use Italian sausage instead of pepperoni, or go all Wisconsin on it and make it basically a zesty mac ‘n cheese.

Pizza Casserole with Pasta

I have several different versions of pizza casseroles in my recipe files, but they all include three basic ingredients: tomato sauce, cheese, and some sort of meat. All three ingredients are the staples in a pizza so it only makes sense this would be a good combination for pizza casseroles.

Some people make a pizza casserole pepperoni and others a pizza casserole ground beef.

This pizza casserole recipe uses pasta – some people make pizza casserole with crescent rolls and others make pizza casserole with biscuits.

Pizza Casserole Bake Ideas

Make your own tasty savory goodness with these recipes that include many different variations of pizza sauce, meat, and cheese combinations to keep you from getting bored with this basic casserole dish.

1. Chicken, Sausage & Cheese Pizza Casserole Recipe: Take some of your leftover chicken sausage and chicken to make a one-pan meal with all the ease of pizza. The pasta sauce will keep it moist as you layer in the cheese, chicken, mozzarella, and cheddar cheese. This will make a complete meal as you can also serve a salad on the side along with garlic bread.

2. Broccoli & Cheese Pizza Casserole Recipe: Make broccoli and cheese pizza right in your own oven without all the cost of ordering from the local restaurant or take-out place. Maybe use some of that leftover pork you have and put it to use in this casserole dish.

3. Ham & Cheese Pizza Casserole Recipe: Try alfredo sauce with a delicious diced ham and swiss cheese delight. Serve with salad on the side along with garlic bread.

4. Taco Pizza Casserole Recipe: Make taco night an all-year-long event with this tasty casserole. Have all the ingredients on hand from seasoned taco meat to switching out the pasta sauce for salsa!

5. Spinach & Sausage Pizza Casserole Recipe: Get rid of those unused spinach and sausage singles and combine them in this quick, easy casserole dish for a family pleaser. You can use a jar of your favorite pizza sauce or make your own fresh from scratch.

That gives you just a few ideas on how to switch up this recipe – and how to make a pizza casserole for kids that they will be begging you for more.

Pizza Casserole Freezer Recipe:

This makes for a great freezer recipe – the actual recipe or even one of the five variants I mentioned can be assembled and then frozen. Just thaw overnight before actually baking off.

Pizza Casserole Ingredients:

-8oz noodles (cooked off)
-1 can/jar sauce
-1/4 cup milk
-1/2 pound ground beef (cooked off)
-2 oz pepperoni, slices cut into quarters
-1 to 2 cups mozzarella cheese
-1 small can of mushrooms


Cook the noodles and drain them.
Stir the cooked off beef, milk, mushrooms, and pepperoni into the sauce. Fold the pasta back in.
Layer pasta and mozzarella cheese in your baking dish, kind of like lasagna… topped off with the last of your mozzarella cheese and sprinkle a bit of Parmesan on.

Easy Peasy Pizza Casserole Recipe in process picture

There, now you are ready to either freeze or bake at 350 for 30 minutes!

This is something you can easily switch up for your family…to add or delete veggies…use Italian sausage instead of ground beef, etc.

Easy Peasy Pizza Casserole recipe finished and ready to dish up

Quick total for each Easy Peasy Pizza Casserole Recipe I made:
-All pasta free
-All sauce free
-All cheese free
-All milk free
-Pepperoni $2 a package…and 1/4 a package was used
-Ground beef was $.79 a pound…and half a pound was used
-Mushrooms $.33 a can
…..That makes each casserole $1.23 out of my pocket to make! Not a bad deal!!

This way, I made 5 different dinners for $1.23 for my family: one for dinner that night and 4 for the freezer…yippee!

Until next time, be creative with your meals!

Other budget-friendly recipes you might enjoy:

Yield: 8 servings

Easy Peasy Pizza Casserole

Easy Peasy Pizza Casserole

Do you still look at your pile of food and see the same old combinations coming to your brain when it is time to fix something for the family to eat? This is where my Pizza Casserole recipe can help.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 oz noodles (cooked off)
  • 1 can/jar sauce
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 pound ground beef (cooked off)
  • 2 oz pepperoni, slices cut into quarters
  • 1 to 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1 small can of mushrooms

Instructions

  1. Cook the noodles and drain them.
  2. Stir the cooked beef, milk, mushrooms, and pepperoni into the sauce. Fold the pasta back in.
  3. Layer pasta and mozzarella cheese in your baking dish, kind of like lasagna… topped off with the last of your mozzarella cheese, and sprinkle a bit of Parmesan on.
  4. There, now you are ready to either freeze or bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes!

Notes

Make your own tasty savory goodness with these recipes that include
many different variations of pizza sauce, meat, and cheese combinations
to keep you from getting bored with this basic casserole dish.

1. Chicken, Sausage & Cheese Pizza Casserole Recipe: Take some of your leftover chicken sausage and chicken to make a one-pan meal with all the ease of pizza. The pasta sauce will keep it moist as you layer in the cheese, chicken, mozzarella, and cheddar cheese. This will make a complete meal as you can also serve a salad on the side along with garlic bread.

2. Broccoli & Cheese Pizza Casserole Recipe: Make broccoli and cheese pizza right in your own oven without all the cost of ordering from the local restaurant or take-out place. Maybe use some of that leftover pork you have and put it to use in this casserole dish.

3. Ham & Cheese Pizza Casserole Recipe: Try alfredo sauce with a delicious diced ham and swiss cheese delight. Serve with salad on the side along with garlic bread.

4. Taco Pizza Casserole Recipe: Make taco night an all-year-long event with this tasty casserole. Have all the ingredients on hand from seasoned taco meat to switching out the pasta sauce for salsa!

5. Spinach & Sausage Pizza Casserole Recipe: Get rid of those unused spinach and sausage singles and combine them in this quick, easy casserole dish for a family pleaser. You can use a jar of your favorite pizza sauce or make your own fresh from scratch.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 254Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 389mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 17g

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