Cheesy Pizza Casserole

I didn’t use my slow cooker tonight… are you surprised?  I would marry my slow cooker if it was legal.  I love that thing.  But instead tonight I made this delicious pizza casserole.  The family loved it of course.  Pizza in a casserole form?  The best of both worlds!  And let me tell you, the homemade breadtwists are a must!

Rating: 4 stars  Difficulty of Recipe: 3 stars
Things that I changed:  I just used one big 4 cup bag of cheese.  Also didn’t use the onion.
Things that I would do differently next time:  It makes a ton.  I would half the recipe if you have a family of 4 and make it in a 9×9.  We are going to be having pizza casserole leftovers for a week! 🙂
Will I make it again?  Yes
Recipe From: All Recipes


1 lb bow tie pasta
1 lb mild pork sausage
1 large onion, chopped
2 (26 oz) jar of spaghetti sauce
1 lb cubed ham
1/2- 1 lb sliced pepperoni
3 (8 oz) bags shredded mozzarella cheese
6 Tbs grated parmesan cheese
2 Tbs chopped garlic
1 teaspoon dried oregano

Cook pasta in water until al dente.  Cook sausage, garlic, onion and oregano until juices run clear.  In a lightly greased 9×13 pan, pour a small amount of sauce to lightly coat the bottom.  

1st Layer- 1/3 of the pasta, 1/3 of the sauce, 1 bag of mozzarella cheese, 2 Tbs parmesan cheese, and sausage and oinions.
2nd layer- 1/2 of the remaining pasta, 1/2 sauce, 1 bag of mozzarella cheese, 2 Tbs parmesan cheese, and ham.
3rd layer- All remaining pasta, all remaining sauce, 1 bag of mozzarella, 2 Tbs parmesan cheese, all the pepperoni completely covering the top.

Bake at 375 for 40 minutes.  Let sit for 5 minutes before serving!
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. Yummy! I make a Pizza Casserole too … So Good! Yours looks Awesome! Pinning & Sharing 🙂

  2. lilliesandsilk says:


    I’m your newest follower. Your recipe looks really good and I can’t wait to try it:)



  3. Applebypie says:

    My middle son would go crazy for this! Must try it! Am following now! X

  4. Hey newest follower here.. Thank you so much for following my blog! After I seen your recipes I knew your blog was a perfect one for me to follow too! We just had an italian casserole last night for dinner too.. you can never go wrong with italian around here!

  5. This looks yummy. Following you back 🙂 although my waistline is in danger 😉

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  8. Amanda Risher says:

    My mom makes this. She uses elbow macaroni, pizza sauce, beef/chicken.

  9. Hmm is anyone else experiencing problems with the images on this blog
    loading? I’m trying to figure out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  10. Looks really good!! Do you cook the bow tie pasta before you layer it in?

  11. This was wonderful. My family loves pizza and pasta. This was a great way to get both. I used spicy Italian sausage. Everything else exactly as written. I wasn’t to sure about the ham, but it ended up being my favorite bite when I would get some ham. My son said it is “ridiculously good”

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