Pizza Pasta

June 8, 2024

This Pizza Pasta is a family favorite at my house! It is such an easy dinner recipe and doesn’t take much time to prepare! That alone is always a win at my house! This dish features classic pizza toppings rolled into an easy pasta dish making it one of my favorite comfort foods! 

pizza pasta 

 

Ingredients 

 

  • Ground beef- Swap for hot Italian sausage if you like a little spice! 
  • Rotini pasta- May use penne pasta, or any short cut pasta. 
  • Yellow onion- Red onions are also an option. 
  • Mushrooms 
  • Minced garlic  
  • Pizza sauce- Marinara sauce or pasta sauce may also be used as a substitute.  
  • Pepperoni slices  
  • Bacon  
  • Mozzarella cheese- Freshly shredded will give you best taste and melt. 
  • Italian seasoning  
  • Garlic powder  
  • Onion powder  
  • Salt & black pepper  

 

Why you will love this easy pizza pasta recipe 

 

  • Highly customizable- This recipe can be using all of your favorite pizza toppings which makes it a great option that can be altered to please anyones taste. 
  • Quick & easy- This pizza pasta casserole can be made in less than 30 minutes which is great for those busy weeknights. 
  • Comfort food- This recipe is the ultimate comfort food! It combines all the delicious flavors of pizza into one simple pasta dish! It just doesn’t get any better than that!   

How to make Pizza Pasta 

 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cook pasta per the package directions. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the ground beef, diced onions and mushrooms. Cook until the meat is no longer pink, and the onions and mushrooms are soft. Add minced garlic and combine with meat, cook for 30-45 seconds until fragrant and then drain off excess grease. Season meat with Italian seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper.  

 

ground beef meat mixture

 

Add pizza sauce, bacon, pepperoni slices and cooked pasta to the skillet and stir until well combined. Top with cheese, bacon pieces and pepperoni.  

pre baked pizza pasta

 

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and starting to turn golden brown. Serve & enjoy!  

 
 

Variations 

 
 

  • Add your favorite toppings- Add green peppers, black olives, ground sausage, turkey sausage, red onions or any other toppings you would normally order on your pizza. 
  • Spice it up- Top with crushed red pepper to heat things up. 
  • Use different cheeses- Mix in a little bit of parmesan cheese for extra flavor. 
  • Use different sauces- If you don’t have a jar of pizza sauce on hand, you may use marinara sauce for a more robust flavor or your favorite spaghetti sauce. 

 

Storage 

 

  • This cheesy pasta dish is still just as awesome the next day!
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container and eat within 2-3 days.
  • If you do have leftovers you may notice the dish isn’t as “saucy” the next day and that is just because it soaks into the pasta. 

 
 

Can I make this recipe ahead of time? 

  • For best results, I would not recommend making this to far in advance. It does not freeze well as the noodles will become mushy.
  • The longer is sits the more sauce will become absorbed into the pasta which doesn’t alter the taste but can make the dish seem dry. 

 

Have more questions? Drop a comment below!

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pizza pasta

Pizza Pasta

This Pizza Pasta is an easy and highly customizable delicious meal for all the pizza lovers out there!
Adjust Servings6 people

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 12 ounces rotini pasta
  • ½ yellow onion diced
  • ½ cup mushrooms sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 14 ounce jars of pizza sauce
  • Pepperoni slices
  • 1 cup cooked chopped bacon
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt & black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook pasta per package instructions until al dente and drain off excess water. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the ground beef, diced onions and mushrooms. Cook until the meat is no longer pink, and the onions and mushrooms are soft. Add minced garlic and combine with meat, cook for 30-45 seconds until fragrant and then drain off excess grease and season with Italian seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Add pizza sauce, bacon, pepperoni slices and cooked pasta to the skillet and stir until well combined. Top with cheese, bacon pieces and pepperoni.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and starting to turn golden brown. Serve & enjoy!

Notes

You may add any additional pizza toppings that you like. This recipe is highly customizable so add what you would normally order on your pizza.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

6 Comments

  1. Terri J Abbott

    Best meal!!!!

    Reply
  2. BW

    5 stars
    Delicious recipe. Very popular with our family.

    Reply
  3. Yvette narrow

    What size serving is this for?

    Reply
    • Katie Cross

      6 people

      Reply
    • Cindy

      Alot!! We fixed it in a half aluminum pan from Sam’s Club. It was over the top and I had to press it down and it kinda crowned in the middle.

      Reply
  4. Natasha

    5 stars
    Really good, will definitely make again. Did salad and steamed vegetables with it for sides.

    Reply

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