Easy Pizza Casserole Recipe {A Great Make Ahead Recipe} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

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This Pizza Casserole Recipe is great for busy nights. It’s easy to prepare and requires simple, on-hand ingredients. Casseroles are always a good dish for crowds and holiday guests. Come on in and I’ll show you how to make, in my humble opinion, the best pizza casserole…

Pizza Casserole

One of the great advantages to a pasta dish like this is that you can make them ahead and freeze until you’re ready. If you want, you can make 2 batches, and store one in the freezer for another busy night or company.

Pizza Casserole Recipe - Make ahead

How Do You Freeze Pasta Dishes? 

  1. Make sure to Only cook pasta noodles to Al Dente – They should not be mushy when frozen
  2. Prepare unbaked casserole in a foil casserole pan
  3. Cover and freeze up to three months
  4. Partially thaw the frozen pasta, overnight in the fridge
  5. Remove from the refrigerator for 30 minutes before heating
  6. Preheat the oven and bake as directed 

Pizza Casserole Recipe

What Do I Serve with a Pasta Casserole?

  • French bread
  • Garlic Bread
  • Chopped Salad with Italian or Balsamic Dressing
  • Steamed Green Beans
  • Marinated Tomato Relish

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Easy Pizza Casserole Recipe {A Great Make Ahead Recipe} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

how to make pizza casserole
  • Author: Melissa
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Ingredients

  • 8 oz. of wide egg noodles
  • 1 lb. of Italian sausage – cooked and crumbled
  • 1 (8-12 oz.) package of shredded mozzarella cheese – divided
  • 2 (14 oz.) jars of pizza sauce – I used Ragu
  • Pizza toppings, like – pepperoni slices, sliced olives, sliced mushrooms, chopped onions, chopped green peppers etc. (I used pepperoni and black olive slices)

Extra equipment:

  • 9x13 casserole dish
  • frying pan
  • mixing bowl
  • mixing spoon

Instructions

  • Cook noodles per package directions to Al Dente
  • Cook sausage in frying pan until cooked through – crumble
  • Drain off any fat
  • In a large bowl, mix noodles, sausage, sauce, 1/2 of the cheese and toppings
  • Grease casserole dish
  • Pour the casserole into dish
  • Sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the top
  • Bake about 40 minutes at 350 degrees
  • Tips for serving: Serve with bread and salad 

how to make pizza casserole

Enjoy! 

~ Melissa – Kid Friendly Things To Do 

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