One Pan Pizza Pasta
This One Pan Pizza Pasta contains all of the classic pizza flavors packed into a one pan meal that is sure to satisfy your cravings. Filled with tender pasta, spicy sausage, lean pepperoni, and topped with cheese, this meal is sure to be a hit with everyone!
I’m talking about my one true love today, friends. And that would be pizza. Lots and lots of pizza!
If I were stranded on a desert island and could only eat one thing for the rest of my life, it would be pizza. Hands down. No question about it.
I could eat pizza pretty much every day of the week.
For breakfast, lunch, and dinner…it makes the best meals! I also like eating pizza cold, straight from the fridge. There’s just something about having a slice of my favorite deep dish pizza, with that thick crust and and massive amounts of cheese. For some reason, I look forward to eating it cold just as much the next day. Weird, right?
If you’ve been hanging around here long enough, you probably remember that the hubster considers frozen pizza on the same level as pizza that you order out.
Umm what now? And he can’t eat it every week. Yep, if we have a frozen pizza for lunch one day, he insists that he can’t have pizza from a restaurant or take-out place because he just had the frozen kind.
In my mind, there is no doubt. Frozen pizza is not “real” pizza, and even if it is, I could (and would) order pizza the very next day. But don’t worry, I’m determined to bring out his true pizza-holic self.
And I’m happy to report that the hubster loved this pizza pasta casserole.
Ingredients Needed for Pizza Pasta
To make this stovetop pizza pasta casserole, you’ll need the following basic ingredients:
- Ground Italian sausage
- Italian seasoning
- Garlic powder
- Marinara sauce
- Rotini pasta
- Shredded mozzarella
- Fresh basil
Can I Omit the Sausage?
Of course! You can omit the meat entirely or substitute it with your choice of ground beef, ground chicken, or another protein of choice.
Can I Use Another Type of Pasta?
Yep! Any short, sturdy pasta shape will work. I just like using rotini because the crevices help hold onto the sauce.
How to Make Pizza Pasta
The best part about this pizza casserole (besides the delicious taste) is that it’s made in one pan, and one pan only! So that means less dishes to wash and more time spent out of the kitchen. And that’s always a plus, especially on busy weeknights.
- To make this dish, I first browned some sausage in a large skillet.
- After that was done cooking, I added in some marinara sauce, spices, and pasta.
- I let the stove work its magic and then topped this casserole with some mozzarella cheese
This dish serves as delicious leftovers for the rest of the week, which means that you don’t have to worry about dinner (if it lasts that long)!
So if you’ve got a craving for pizza but don’t want to make the actual pie, then try these easy One Pan Pizza Pasta! I guarantee it will be a meal-time winner!
Tips for Making Pizza Pasta
- This is the perfect meal to customize depending on your tastes. Don’t like sausage? Leave it out! Want to add in some veggies? Toss ’em in!
- If adding veggies to this dish, I recommend sautéing them before browning the sausage. That way they have time to cook and develop some flavor.
- This pasta tastes great as leftovers! You may need to add some water to the pan when reheating to prevent the pasta from drying out.
Looking for more easy pizza recipes? I’ve got you covered!
- Barbecue Chicken Pita Pizza
- Stuffed Pizza Rolls
- Easy Pizza Quesadillas
- Slow Cooker Pizza Chili
- Bacon and Egg Breakfast Pizza
- Pepperoni Pizza Hamburger Helper
One Pan Pizza Casserole
- 1 pound ground Italian sausage
- ¾ cup pepperoni, , halved
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 1½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon oregano
- 1 jar (24 ounces) marinara sauce
- 2 cups water
- 8 ounces uncooked rotini noodles
- 1¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Fresh basil for garnish, , if desired
- In a large skillet, cook and crumble sausage until browned. Drain and and return to pan.
- Add pepperoni, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and oregano. Stir to combine.
- Add marinara sauce, water, and noodles to skillet. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat. Simmer 12-15 minutes, or until pasta is tender.
- Remove lid and and stir in ¾ cup of mozzarella cheese. Then sprinkle remaining ½ cup of cheese over top. Replace cover and let sit for 5-7 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
Yum! This looks like my idea of the perfect dinner! Pizza and pasta are my two favourite foods, so to combine the two is genius! Love all that oozy mozzarella! Delicious – pinning to try soon! Thanks for sharing, Gayle! 😀
Thanks so much, Jess! Pizza in any form is my favorite. I hope you love this if you try it!
Look at all that cheesy goodness! We always have bags of grated cheese in the fridge to make quick meals like this.
This cheese is the best, Dannii! Thanks!
I love making what my kids call “pizza pasta” on the stovetop, but I don’t usually bake it. I love how brown and bubbly yours gets!
Thanks, Mir! Brown and bubbly is the best!
Who DOESN’T love pizza?! Especially when you mix pizza with delicious pasta goodness. I can picture myself inhaling this bake before the husband even gets ONE taste. Perfect weeknight eat-age! Pinned!
Haha exactly! I don’t think I could befriend someone who hated pizza! 🙂 Thanks for the pin, Taylor!
Dear Gayle, perfect comfort food! This looks so, so good. It wouldn’t last a NY minute in my house. xo, Catherine
Thanks so much, Catherine! I think this was gone in one day…my husband LOVED it!
Pizza pasta?! Count me in! This would be a hit at our house!
This pasta is SO good, Kelly! It makes great leftovers, too!
I neverrr re-heat my leftover pizza the next day. I love it cold! I could probably eat this meal every day 🙂
Cold pizza is the best! Thanks for the pizza love, Sues!
I am ALL about one-pan meals, especially with an infant! I love cooking and look forward to getting in the kitchen each night, but I’m trying to make life easier by not whipping up anything super complicated right now. This looks awesome and very filling, and I love that we would have some leftovers for lunches!
I totally understand how you feel, Meg! I love one pan meals too…less work and more time out of the kitchen. Thanks for the kind words!
Gayle! oh my gawd, I am seeing the most beautiful and delicious comfort food today!!! I LOVE this pizza bake!!! gimme all the shredded mozzarella cheese!!! love! looks absolutely delicious!
Thanks, Alice! This pizza dish really is perfect comfort food, especially with the gooey cheese!
Oh my gosh. This is just pure pizza COMFORT FOOD and I definitely get the feeling that this would go over well here come dinnertime! Love it, Gayle!
Pizza is definitely comfort food for me, so this pizza pasta was devoured in no time! Thanks, Sarah!
I’m so glad we share a love for pizza! My husband thinks I’m weird because I like cold pizza for breakfast. I don’t find it strange at all, it’s tasty! Let’s talk about this pasta… One pan and it tastes like pizza. How can I resist all of my favorites in one dish! Pinning this a ton!
Haha my husband think I’m weird too…glad you understand my cold pizza obsession! Thanks for the pin, Jen!
Give me ALL the pizza flavors in any form and I am a VERY happy camper… but, pizza meets pasta?? YESSSS! Love that this is made in ONE pan, and uber customize-able! Pizza-Pasta-Winning Is going on here, girlfriend! Pinned! Oh and, I’m with you – cold pizza rocks and your hub is slightly nuts.. lol Frozen pizza is SOOO not the same thing!! Keep stuffing his face with this delicious pasta, I’m sure he will see the pizza light! 😉 Cheers, Girl!
Ok good! Glad you agree that frozen pizza is not the same as actual pizza. I just don’t get my husband! 🙂 Thanks for the kind words and pin, Cheyanne!
This is such a cool idea Gayle!Love how simple to make it is! This pizza pasta bake looks delicious! Pinned!
Thanks, Mira! It really is easy to make and tastes like a delicious version of pizza!
Pizza and one pan? Sign me up! Love this pizza bake, Gayle! It looks delicious with all that yummy cheese! The ultimate comfort food and perfect for weeknights!
Thank you, Kelly! I love meals like this, especially when they involve the classic flavors of pizza!
I’m with you Gayle — frozen pizza isn’t the same as take-out! I love pizza too, and this dish is perfect to give you all those pizza flavors without being an actual pie. So you can have pizza the next day, right? Pinned!
Take out pizza is definitely the best! 🙂 And this pasta makes the best leftovers. Thanks for the kind words and pin, Marcie!
One pan, pizza, sold! I’m totally veganizing this recipe. Thanks, Gayle!
Thanks, Linda! Hope you like this if you try it!
I could totally eat pizza for every meal every single day! Hot or cold. I think I could eat this pizza bake ever day too! I love a one pan wonder!
One pan meals are definitely perfect, Rachelle! And I think I could eat this pizza pasta every day, too!
Gayle, this looks fantastic! I am one of those weirdos that like frozen pizza better than takeout.. but that may be because we don’t have a decent pizza place in my small town… it’s so sad LOL. Loving the flavors in this recipe! Pinned! Thanks for sharing!
Haha it’s ok…at least you like frozen pizza! 🙂 Thanks for the kind words and pin, Amber!
I could probably eat pizza for breakfast lunch and dinner all week 🙂 Love that you made this one-pot!! Yum!!
Thanks, Michelle! I would definitely eat this pizza bake for every meal too!
Pure delicious comfort food in a pan, love the versatility of this recipe and obviously all that cheesy goodness!
This looks awesome!! Pizza flavored things are THE BEST! Those little pepperonis are the cutest thing ever lol. The hubs would love this, so I’ll have to try it!
I just couldn’t resist the mini pepperonis! Thanks, Jess!
Pizza Pasta!? Gayle this is genius! Love it! And the fact that it’s just one-pan!
Thanks, Sam! One pan meals are the best!
I’m not a huge pizza fan but the hubs IS and would die, die, die over this!! And I’m loving that it’s one pot! Pinned!
Thanks for the pizza love and pin, Senika! Hope your husband loves this!
There’s nothing quite like a pizza! What an awesome idea to have all the pizza flavors in a dish and bake it! yum!
This pizza bake looks amazing! Now I am craving this bake and a take out pizza. I’m with you too. Take out is way better! I love that it’s one pan too. Quick and easy…my motto. Pinned!
Quick and easy makes the best meals, especially one pan dishes like this! Thanks, Cyndi!
this is so genius! 2 of my favorites in one pan! pasta+pizza=perfection! 😉
Freezer pizza is definitely not on the same level as regular pizza! Your husband is on his own in that opinion. I’m a lover of pizza, too. Currently, I’m dying as I wait for my barbecue chicken calzones to come out of the oven. I know Leslie Knope would disagree that Pizza and calzones are on the same level, but I have to say they are. Anyways, I digress. Holy yum! Pizza bake looks wow! 😀
Haha right? I don’t know what my husband is thinking! Your calzones sounds delicious, Erin! And thanks for the pizza love!
This pizza looks delicious and so easy make, Gayle! Me too don’t like frozen pizzas! Homemade and fresh is the best!!
Pinned, Gayle! You can’t go wrong with the combination of pizza and pasta…especially in a house full of hungry boys like mine! This would be such a winner. Can’t wait to make it. 🙂
Thanks, Blair! It’s husband approved, too! I think this lasted less than a day in my house! 🙂
What a yummy way to get your pizza fix, Gayle! I come from a pizza loving family. In fact, when I was kid, my dad ate pizza every day! I’m kind of like your husband – I can’t eat it that often, but I do like it occasionally haha! Pasta flavored pizza though? I’m totally on board with that one!
Thanks, Keri! I definitely think my dad could eat pizza every day too! Pizza pasta is great for when you want that flavor but don’t want the actual pie!
I saw this on Instagram yesterday and I thought to myself “that looks SO good!!”
It is SO good, Dani! One of my favorite breakfasts!
This looks amazing! Combining pizza AND pasta in a one skillet wonder?! Yes!
One pot dishes are the BEST! This pizza bake looks fantastic Gayle!
Pizza and pasta are my two favorite things, this sounds fantastic! I love one pot meals too, the less dishes the better 😉
Yes! I love having less dishes too, especially when pizza is involved!
Pizza is definitely one of my loves! Love how simple this pasta sounds …. I feel like I wouldn’t be able to back away from this! haha
Haha it took a lot of will power for me not to eat the whole pan!
This looks amazing Gayle!!! I love pasta bakes! I am a pizza lover too…especially deep dish!!! Pinned!
**Drool**.. I am totally craving for this delicious pizza bake now for breakfast.. I wish i could grab some.. YUMMY!!
Thanks, Arpita! This does make a good breakfast! 🙂
I love one pan meals! And especially when they taste like pizza 🙂 Love this recipe Gayle!! Hope you have a great weekend 🙂
Thanks, Chelsea! One pan meals that involve pizza are the best!
Pizza and pasta are the 2 things I could eat all week long and not get sick of — this is like my dream meal right here! Lol
Me too! It’s the best combination! Thanks, Ashley!
What a wonderful weeknight meal! Love all that cheese on top!
I could eat pizza every single day too! And I agree, sometimes it is even better cold, for breakfast, haha! I love that you made a pizza flavored pasta! And those mini pepperonis are so cute 🙂
Thanks, Izzy! I love those mini pepperonis, too!