Chef Dad's Pizza Casserole

Posted: Updated:

Chef Dad's Pizza Casserole
1 lb. Box of Macaroni Noodles (or penne or rigatoni)
1 Jar of Marinara (your favorite brand)
1 lb. Ground Beef
1 lb. (16 oz.) Shredded Mozzarella (divided)
1/3 Cup Sliced Pepperoni
1 Tbsp. Dried Oregano Flakes
Salt & Pepper

1)    Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2)    Cook and chop your ground beef with ½ tsp. of both salt & pepper over a medium high heat.  When fully cooked, drain excess fat and set aside.
3)    Cook your pasta per box instructions then put in an extra-large bowl.  Add your meat, marinara & ½ of your cheese.  Mix well together.  If you want a little kick, add 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes.  
4)    Pour mixture into a 9 x 13 casserole dish then top off with the rest of your cheese.  Sprinkle your oregano flakes over the cheese then finally spread out the pepperoni.  Bake for 25-30 minutes until the top is golden brown then serve.

This recipe feeds at least 8 people.

Cook's Notes: This casserole can be made in advance if covered and put in the fridge for up to two days prior.  But when baking a cold casserole, change the cooking temp to 325 and the cooking time to 45 minutes.

Chef Dad
To email questions to Chef Dad, email 
For more of Chef Dad's recipes go to