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This 4 ingredient Dump And Bake Pizza Casserole will be a new family favorite in no time as it takes all your favorite ingredients to make a one-dish pizza casserole that everyone always loves! 

Dump and Bake Pizza Casserole

Dump and Bake Pizza Casserole is the newest Tik Tok trend recipe and I am totally a fan! I love that it is a one-dish wonder. It does not require me to pre-boil noodles and it is ready in less than 45 minutes from start to finish! This is the perfect weeknight dish that your kids will be raving about and asking you to make week after week. 

This recipe has actually been around for years and many families have loved and enjoyed it many a times. But now TikTok brings such a fun new light to many of these wonderful recipes, so I knew I needed to give this one a try.

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What is Pizza Casserole?

Pizza Casserole is a pasta bake that combines pasta and pizza into one incredible dish. The traditional pizza dough is replaced with elbow noodles, but has all the other delicious pizza flavors you love! 

How to Make Dump and Bake Pizza Casserole

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with canola spray. 
  • Pour uncooked elbows into your casserole dish
  • Add the spaghetti sauce in.
dump and bake pizza casserole
  • Pour in the water.
  • Add about ¾ of your pepperoni slices in.  
dump and bake pizza casserole
  • Give everything a mix to combine.
dump and bake pizza casserole
  • Cover with aluminum foil. 
  • Place in the oven for 25 minutes.
  • After 25 min remove from the oven. Remove the aluminum foil.
  • Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the top.  
  • Sprinkle the remaining pepperoni over the top. 
dump and bake pizza casserole
  • Recover with aluminum foil.
  • Place back in the oven for 15 minutes. 
  • Remove and Enjoy!!
dump and bake pizza casserole

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • I prefer to use mini pepperonis, but you can use regular sized pepperoni if you choose. 
  • To give the dish a little color you can add some fresh herbs to the top after baking.
  • If your family loves parmesan cheese you can sprinkle a little on top prior to serving. 
  • You can add other favorite toppings if you prefer. Try mushrooms, or peppers, or even cook up some ground sausage to make it a combination pizza casserole. 
  • You can half this recipe and bake it in a smaller dish. Or make one to enjoy now and one for the freezer. (directions below)

Storage

Store any leftovers in the fridge covered or in an airtight container for up to 4 days. 

dump and bake pizza casserole

Freezer

Technically you can freeze your pizza casserole, but the noodles over time may become soggier and the texture can change. 

Can I make Pizza Casserole ahead of time?

Yes, you can make this ahead of time! Assemble this dish and then cover and place in the fridge until you are ready to bake. Set it on the counter as the oven preheats. 

Or

If you are meal prepping assemble this dump casserole and then cover with plastic and then with foil and place it in the freezer for up to 2 months. Since the noodles are not yet cooked this will not change the texture of the dish. 

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To thaw, place it in the fridge overnight and then set it on the counter as the oven preheats.

dump and bake pizza casserole

Dump And Bake Pizza Casserole

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

This 4 ingredient Dump And Bake Pizza Casserole will be a new family favorite in no time as it takes all your favorite ingredients to make a one dish pizza casserole that everyone always loves! 

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 oz) Box of Elbow Pasta, uncooked
  • 3 Cups Spaghetti Sauce
  • 3 Cups Water
  • 1 (5 oz) Pepperoni Slices, I used the minis
  • 1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
    2. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with canola spray. 
    3. Pour uncooked elbows into your casserole dish
    4. Add the spaghetti sauce in.
    5. Pour in the water.
    6. Add about ¾ of your pepperoni slices in.  
    7. Give everything a mix to combine.
    8. Cover with aluminum foil. 
    9. Place in the oven for 25 minutes.
    10. After 25 min remove from the oven. Remove the aluminum foil.
    11. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the top.  
    12. Sprinkle the remaining pepperoni over the top. 
    13. Recover with aluminum foil.
    14. Place back in the oven for 15 minutes. 
    15. Remove and Enjoy!!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 172Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 680mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 4gSugar: 7gProtein: 8g

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