Cheesy Pizza Pasta Casserole

What’s Inside: This easy, cheesy Pizza Pasta Casserole is an quick and hearty weeknight dinner and a guaranteed hit with the whole family! Ready in 30 minutes (or less!)

This easy, cheesy Pizza Pasta Casserole is an quick and hearty weeknight dinner and a guaranteed hit with the whole family!

Pizza Pasta

Fact: Kids LOVE pizza.

Fact: Kids LOVE pasta.

So we put the two together to make one awesome dinner that is sure to be a winner!

Bonus – this Pizza Pasta Casserole is easy to make, so it’s perfect for busy weeknights. (That way you don’t have to actually spend a lot of money to order pizza delivery!)

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Pizza Pasta Ingredients

  • 3-4 cups cooked pasta
  • 1 cup tomato pasta sauce
  • 2oz cream cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 4 oz pepperoni slices
  • Parlsey, optional garnish

Tip: A free printable copy of this Pizza Casserole recipe is available at the bottom of the post.

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How to Make Our Easy Pizza Pasta Bake

Free printable copy of this Pizza Pasta Casserole recipe is located below photo step-by-step instructions.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook the pasta according to package directions and drain out the water.

making pasta with pizza sauce

Place the pasta in a large bowl and add in the pasta sauce, cream cheese, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. Stir well to combine. The heat from the recently cooked pasta will help melt the cream cheese to make it stirrable.

adding Italian seasoning and cream cheese to pizza pasta

Pour the pizza pasta into a casserole dish and cover with 1 cup of shredded cheese. Sprinkle with additional Italian seasoning, if desired, and place pepperoni slices on top.

layering pizza pasta in casserole dish to bake

Cover casserole dish with foil and bake for 15 minutes, until the cheese is melted.

TIP: For a crispy cheese topping, remove the foil covering for the last couple minutes of baking time.

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This easy, cheesy Pizza Pasta Casserole is an quick and hearty weeknight dinner and a guaranteed hit with the whole family!

Grab a free printable copy of our Pizza Pasta Bake recipe here:

Cheesy Pizza Pasta Casserole

Ingredients

  • 3-4 cups cooked pasta
  • 1 cup tomato pasta sauce
  • 2oz cream cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 4 oz pepperoni slices
  • Parlsey, optional garnish

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions and drain out the water.
  2. Prehat oven to 350F
  3. Place the pasta in a large bowl and add in the pasta sauce, cream cheese, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. Stir well to combine. The heat from the recently cooked pasta should help melt the cream cheese to make it stirrable.
  4. Pour the pasta into a casserole dish and cover with 1 cup of shredded cheese. Sprinkle with additional Italian seasoning, if desired, and place pepperoni slices on top.
  5. Cover casserole dish with tinfoil and bake for 15 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  6. You can remove the tinfoil for a couple minutes if you want to crisp up the cheese, or remove the dish from the oven
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