If your home is anything like ours, we love pizza, pretty much any variety there is. But we often get tired of regular pizza, so recently we changed it up a bit with this Pizza Casserole. All the great flavors you love about pizza, but in an easy to make casserole! 

The ingredients added to this Pizza Casserole are totally up to you and what your family likes, which is one of the reasons I really like it. I added pepperoni, ground beef and mushrooms.

Pizza Casserole

This is also a great make ahead meal and would also do well in the freezer. You could certainly mix everything and then keep it warm in the Slow Cooker, but really, the meal is done in under 30 minutes, so it’s definitely on the table fast either way.

On the table in under 30 minutes! Your family will love this new twist on Pizza Night! Add your favorite ingredients to this Pizza Casserole! Pin to your Recipe Board!

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Pizza Casserole

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  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


On the table in under 30 minutes. Recipe from PocketChangeGourmet.com


  • 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 pound ground beef or sausage
  • 6 small mushrooms, cleaned and sliced thick
  • 1/3 cup onion, chopped finely
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 package (3.5 oz) pepperoni, cut in half
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray a 1 1/2 quart baking dish with cooking spray
  2. Cook macaroni according to the directions on the box.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the ground beef, mushrooms and onions until meat is no longer pink
  4. Drain meat if necessary
  5. Drain macaroni and add back to pot, add beef mixture and remaining ingredients, stir well to combine
  6. Transfer mixture to baking dish, top with cheeses
  7. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes

Here are 3 more of our favorite Pizza Meals…

Pizza Meals | Recipes on PocketChangeGourmet.com

Pepperoni Pizza Ring | Pizza Quesadillas | Pizza Frittata 




  1. Oh my goodness! This looks wonderful! First off it’s pizza, so of course it’ll taste good 🙂 truly creative!

    • So glad you like it Kayla! Let us know what you think if you make it!

    • Hi Judy, yes you certainly could. The recipe does make quite a bit, but if you need to serve more, doubling is fine.

  2. Jessy @ The Life Jolie Reply

    I cannot wait to make this- my family will love it! Pinning!

  3. if you freeze this – would you freeze the cooked noodles, or add them after cooking?

  4. Just made on a “snow day” in New England for the kids — big hit!

    No added salt? I went light on pepperoni, so added a little.

    Thanks for the recipe 🙂

    • Just enough to warm it up, not to cook it. Keep check it out in the microwave to see its progess.

  5. I’ve been making a version of this for years. I use ground beef, Italian sausage, & cut up Canadian bacon. Also lots of veggies – green pepoer, tomatoes, mushrooms, black olives, onion. Because I live in MN, I have to add a can or 2 of cream of something soup, usually cheddar cheese & cream of mushroom. Then I use pizza sauce instead of tomato sauce. It ends up making a TON, but it freezes so great.

  6. I’m having foot surgery so I’m looking for meals I can freeze ahead of time. Just for my husband and myself.Should I thaw it out in the fridge and then bake it in the oven?

    • Chef Reply

      Thawing it in the fridge overnight before baking it in the oven would be best. It will also take less time to cook than if you place it in the oven when it is still frozen. Either method will work. I hope your surgery goes well and that you like the recipe!

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