Italian food is one of the most favourite cuisines among people. We are so fond of the pasta, pizza, risotto and it’s popular around the world. Yet, we do not get time to prepare and enjoy a full meal due to our busy schedules. My recipe of the Pizza casserole brings the best of pizza and pasta in one pan and it is very easy to prepare. You do not need to spend hours in the kitchen to prepare the sauce with different ingredients, yet it’s delicious and really comforting.This dish would be a meat lover’s delight as it is loaded with delicious ground meat, pepperoni and bacon. Absolutely divine !
One of the best things about this recipe is that it could be prepared beforehand and you can heat it up before serving. If served with a portion of freshly tossed salad, this would make a great option for dinner. . This would be a perfect family meal as kids would love it. It would a great change from the usual menu as it’s interesting to have the ingredients and flavours of a pizza in a pasta. My mother used to make this recipe when she didn’t have a lot of time to cook up something.
You may also use the leftover vegetables and meat available in the kitchen to prepare this recipe and it’ll be equally delicious. So what are you waiting for ? Try this recipe soon and have an amazing meal. Do let me know how it turned out. Flip over next page for full recipe.
Quick Tip: Ensure that the pasta is not completely cooked before combining all the ingredients in the pie dish before baking, to get that perfectly cooked casserole
1 lb. ground meat
1 16 oz. box bow tie pasta
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon oregano
½ teaspoon garlic powder
2 ounces sliced pepperoni
1 (26 ounce) jar pasta sauce
1 10 oz. can diced Italian style tomatoes
¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
1 (8 ounce) package shredded Italian cheese blend
Any other pizza toppings, you can add like black olives, sausage, onions, green peppers, etc…
Boil water and salt for pasta. Once it starts boiling, add pasta. Brown meat in a separate frying pan. When pasta is cooked, drain.
In a lightly greased 9×13×3 inch pan, pour a small amount of sauce to lightly coat bottom. Add a layer of pasta and add 1/2 of sauce, can of tomatoes, garlic powder, and oregano.
On top of pasta, layer the ground meat, then add a layer of pepperonis. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese, and Italian cheese. And layer more pepperoni. Top with bacon bits and anything else you like just like a pizza!
Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes