This Easy Pepperoni Pasta Bake is a great dish for the whole family! A great twist for pizza night, you can’t argue with only 4 ingredients!
Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Bake
I know that when you need an easy dinner recipe, pasta is usually at the forefront of your mind. It is for me! And this Pepperoni Pasta Bake is both quick to put together and super tasty.
When we make the same pasta dishes over and over, they can get a little bit old. That said, if you’re like me and my family, you want to change things up, have it be delicious, but also not have it take a ton of effort. Particularly on school days!
Classic pepperoni pizza is one of those staples that many of us grew up with, so why not turn it into a pasta bake? This is one of those 30-minute recipes that is full of pizza flavor while being the ultimate comfort food. It’s tough to argue with.
My Pepperoni Pasta Bake Casserole (or Pizza Pasta Casserole, whatever you want to call it) has only four ingredients, so it is something you can prepare for cooking at a moment’s notice. Keep the ingredients in your cabinet and fridge and you can pull them out when you need an easy recipe that the entire family will love. Especially on a busy weeknight!
This great recipe is not gluten-free or vegetarian, but you can make some modifications to make this great dish work. Use a gluten-free pasta in the place of regular rotini noodles to make it gluten-free.
To make your version of this recipe vegetarian, but still satisfying, replace the pepperoni with vegetarian pepperoni or go for some veggie crumbles instead. Whatever works best for you!
How do I make a Pepperoni Pasta Bake?
1 box rotini noodles 16 oz
1 cup pepperoni, cut into quarters or halves
2 cups pasta sauce (your choice, but I use tomato & basil)
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded (additional cheese optional)
Italian seasoning (optional)
In a large pot, cook your rotini pasta to al dente according to the directions on the box. Strain it in a colander and then return it to the pot.
While the pasta cooks, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and take out a 9×13 baking dish or large casserole dish. Spray it with nonstick cooking spray.
Chop up the pepperoni into quarters or halves and then add the pepperoni pieces to the pot with the cooked pasta. Add the pizza sauce and 2 cups of mozzarella cheese as well. Add a few shakes of Italian seasoning if desired. Stir well to combine everything.
Pour your mixture into your baking dish. Sprinkle more mozzarella cheese on top if you want (I do!).
Bake the cheesy casserole for 35-40 minutes. Remove your casserole from the oven, making sure that you’ve got gooey cheese and the edges are golden brown. Top with parmesan cheese or red pepper flakes if desired.
Serve your Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Casserole with garlic bread or a side salad to complete your meal and enjoy!
Store any leftovers in the baking dish under plastic wrap or aluminum foil for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
What Kind Of Pepperoni Should I Use?
This Pepperoni Pasta Bake recipe is super versatile, so you can use your favorite. Whether it’s classic pepperoni, mini pepperonis, turkey pepperoni, or beef pepperoni, choose what you like.
Can I Add Any Other Ingredients To This Pizza Casserole?
Yes! This is meant to be an extremely easy 4-ingredient dinner, but if you have some extra time, feel free to add some other items. Green pepper chunks, fresh basil, or any of your other favorite pizza toppings could be thrown in here. There is already pepperoni, but you could add cooked Italian sausage or ground beef if you’d like to bulk up the meat content. Add them to the pot and then spread it all in the casserole dish.
Are You Looking For More Tasty Pasta Recipes? Here Are Some Of My Favorites:
- Classic Chicken Soup
- Seafood Lemon Garlic Pasta
- Mac and Cheese With French Fried Onions
- Southwest Pasta Salad With Chipotle Dressing
- Creamy Garlic Pasta Shells
- Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta
- Homemade Cheeseburger Mac And Cheese Casserole
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 591Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 1475mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 5gSugar: 8gProtein: 28g
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietitian. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.