Dinner Shortcuts: Pizza casserole

Brandy O'Neill

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Pizza and casserole? Oh yes we did! All the flavor of the traditioanl Italian treat but in casserole form.

pizza casserole

Pizza and pasta have collided in this warm and comforting dish. The best part is that it can be customized to make the whole family happy. Don't like olives? Don't add olives. Prefer sausage over bacon. Go for it! You can create the pizza pasta of your dreams.

Pizza casserole

9 x 13-inch dish


  • 1 pound small shell pasta
  • 1 jar marinara sauce
  • Vegetable mix-ins: Sautéed mushrooms, onion, green peppers and olives
  • Protein mix-ins: Cooked sauce, bacon, Canadian bacon and pepperoni
  • 1-2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add in pasta and cook until al dente.
  2. Drain pasta and add back to the pot.
  3. Stir in marinara sauce and stir in mix-ins.
  4. Pour pasta into a 9 x 13-inch dish and top with desired amount of cheese. Also top with pepperoni slices if desired.
  5. Bake for about 30 minutes until the cheese is melted and the past is warmed.

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Brandy O'Neill
Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New York. Her food is influenced by her small town roots as well as her many travels around the world.