Pizza Casserole

"This is similar to many Baked Pasta dishes but with the distinct flavors of pizza. I created this recipe yesterday and took it to a dinner party as the main dish. It was a big hit and every woman there asked for the recipe. I decided that anything that popular should be posted here. You do not have to use the same kind of pasta I did...but should use a pasta which will remain slightly firm after boiling and baking so that it is not mushy. NOTE** I've had several people ask about when to add the spices...you can either add them to the sauce or to the sausage when you cook it. Either way works great! Since this recipe is an original creation of mine, it tickles me so very much that lots of people are enjoying it! Thanks everyone!"
 
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins
Ingredients:
10
Serves:
8-10
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ingredients

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directions

  • Cook pasta in boiling water until al denté.
  • Cook sausage, garlic powder and oregano with onions until the juices run clear.
  • In a lightly greased 9x13x3 inch pan, pour a small amount of sauce to lightly coat bottom.
  • Layer ingredients in the order listed below.
  • 1st layer-1/3 of the pasta, 1/3 remaining sauce, 1 bag of mozzarella cheese, 2 Tablespoons parmesan cheese, sausage and onions.
  • 2nd layer-1/2 of the remaining pasta, 1/2 remaining sauce, 1 bag of mozzarella cheese, 2 Tablespoons parmesan cheese, ham.
  • 3rd layer-all remaining pasta, all remaining sauce, 1 bag of mozzarella cheese, 2 Tablespoons parmesan cheese,all the pepperoni(completely covering the entire top with pepperoni).
  • Bake at 375°F for 40 minutes.
  • Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

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  1. KRedd12
    I made this last night thinking it would be a "modernized delicious" reminder of the Pizza Casserole my mom made when I was growing up! I was very disappointed, it wasn't even close to the deliciousness of my mom's recipe or the taste that I had hyped up in my mind of expecting it to be!! Although, my family thought it was good and said they'd eat it again if I made it, but not their favorite!
     
  2. Denise S.
    Made this recipe exactly as stated minus the ham. Not a fan. Tastes like canned ravioli. I think it would be better with Italian sausage.
     
  3. nettieboop
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  4. nettieboop
    I always try to make a new recipe exactally as written, especially if I am going to write a review. That said I did make the following modification: I used 1 lb of ground meat as I did not have ham on hand and don’t care for it on pizza. Next time I will use 1/2 lb ground beef and more pepperoni as the second layer. Did I say we like pepperoni? Also used Jimmy Dean hot sausage and gluten free noodles, both a personal preference. We both went back for seconds and enjoyed the leftovers for a few days. I am sure the recipe as written is yummy and would be an excellent choice for a potluck.
     
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  5. Karen C.
    We made this but we skipped the ham ( mainly because we didn’t have any) and used kielbasa in place of the pepperoni. Yummy. It’s going in the book.
     

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