A pizza, pasta dish and casserole all in one! This is such a popular meal in our family and is loved by ALL. Include all the pizza topping favorites you love. You can't go wrong with this delicious dinner!
I'm coming down off my morning coffee high. Yowza! I am not a frequent coffee drinker, so when I do have a cup I get a little nutty! Instead of walking to the bathroom like a normal person, I found myself RUNNING to the bathroom a few times this morning. I caught myself in the act and wondered what the heck my husband had put in my coffee! I'm feeling much more normal now. Time for another cup! Kidding.
I'm not kidding when I say I'm in love with this Pizza Pasta Bake. You get a little taste of each, and it's ridiculously easy to make. You can make it more complicated, if you'd like, and add some peppers or corn or another type of cheese.
And by the way, this isn't the only dual-purpose meal on my blog. What about this Spaghetti Bake that can't decide where it fits in? Or this Pull Apart Pizza Ring that can't decide if it is pizza or bread?
HOW TO PREPARE PIZZA PASTA BAKE
Making a delicious pizza flavored casserole is easy! Follow the instructions below.
Cook the ground beef and onion in a large skillet.
Throw in some spaghetti sauce (Homemade Pasta Sauce is best!) and cooked pasta. Mix it all together and throw it into a baking dish. Top with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni and pop that baby in the oven.
Thirty minutes later, you'll have a happy belly and a happy family!
OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS FOR PIZZA BAKE
Red, Orange or Green Bell Peppers
Black or Green Olives
Canadian Bacon and Pineapple
Extra Cheese - Colby, Monterrey Jack, Cheddar, Parmesan!
ADD A KICK TO YOUR PIZZA SAUCE
If you like a little kick to your pizza, a simple way to spice it up would be to mix some pasta sauce and the pizza sauce with a half teaspoon of red pepper flakes!