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Pizza, Reimagined: The Pizza Casserole Your Family Will Love

Family loves pizza? Surprise them with this easy pizza casserole.

By Sarah Boucher, Publisher Macaroni Kid Grand Haven, Spring Lake, and Muskegon February 6, 2020


My family LOVES pizza, but sometimes I get tired of the same old pie.

So I came up with this pizza casserole -- which gives the kids the taste they love while giving me a break from one more pizza night. 

This pizza casserole is also a great way to use up leftover veggies or meat as pizza toppings. My family likes to make a "half-and-half" casserole, as we are a house divided when it comes to pizza toppings. You could also use small ramekin type dishes for everyone to make their own "personal pan casserole."

Pizza Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of tomato sauce (15 ounces)
  • 1 can of pizza sauce (15 ounces)
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni noodles, cooked and drained
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (grated or shredded, your choice)
  • Pizza toppings of your choice.  Here are a few ideas:
    • Mushrooms
    • Pepperoni
    • Ground Italian sausage
    • Onions
    • Green peppers
    • Olives
    • Diced ham
    • Ground beef

Instructions:

  1. Grease bottom of 9x13 pan with olive oil or cooking spray.
  2. Mix the tomato sauce and pizza sauce together in a separate bowl.
  3. Cover the bottom of the pan with the cooked macaroni noodles.
  4. Pour half of the sauce mixture over the noodles; spread evenly.
  5. Layer half of the pizza toppings.
  6. Pour the other half of the sauce mix over the toppings; spread evenly.
  7. Layer the remaining half of your pizza toppings.
  8. Sprinkle on Parmesan cheese and top with mozzarella cheese.
  9. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the casserole is heated through.

Sarah Boucher is the publisher of Macaroni Kid Grand Haven, Spring Lake, and Muskegon, Mich.

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