Pizza casserole is a fun and yummy kid friendly meal! Its just noodles, ground beef, pizza sauce, and topped with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni, then baked! (add whatever other toppings your family likes!) 🙂
Recipe: while your noodles are cooking, brown ground beef, add whatever seasonings you like and onion and or green bell pepper if you prefer. Then, drain the noodles, and then the fat from the ground beef. Add both to a casserole dish and add pizza sauce or marinara, or whatever pasta sauce you like. Top with mozzarella cheese and whatever pizza toppings you like and bake for 25 minutes. Enjoy!

Cheesy Pizza Pasta Bake


  • 1 lb noodles of your choice (penne or rotini work well)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced (optional)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups pizza sauce or marinara sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Pepperoni slices
  • Additional pizza toppings of your choice (bell peppers, olives, mushrooms, etc.)


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Cook the noodles according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef over medium-high heat. Add chopped onions, diced green bell pepper (if using), minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Cook until the beef is fully cooked and the vegetables are tender.
  4. Drain excess fat from the ground beef mixture.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked noodles and the ground beef mixture.
  6. Add pizza sauce or your preferred pasta sauce to the bowl and toss until everything is well coated.
  7. Transfer the mixture to a greased casserole dish, spreading it evenly.
  8. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese over the top, ensuring an even layer.
  9. Add your favorite pizza toppings, such as pepperoni slices, bell peppers, olives, mushrooms, or any other toppings your family enjoys.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly, and the edges are golden brown.
  11. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
  12. Slice into portions and enjoy your Cheesy Pizza Pasta Bake with your favorite sides or a fresh green salad!

This kid-friendly meal is not only delicious but also customizable to suit your family’s taste preferences. Get creative with the toppings and make it a fun and interactive experience for everyone!

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