Pizza noodle bake recipe: how to make it

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This Pizza Pasta recipe is a family favorite. Flavorful pizza sauce tossed with rotini noodles, pizza toppings and melted cheese. Delicious and easy!

A FAMILY FAVORITE MEAL

I"ve been in a pizza mood lately. I"ve been craving pizza and anything that tastes like pizza. Ok in all honesty, I am always in a pizza mood. Did you catch the PEPPERONI PIZZA PASTA SALAD from last week? và now I"m sharing another pizza-inspired recipe: Pizza Pasta Bake.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:


What is pizza pasta?

Let"s start with the basics of what this recipe is exactly. Pizza pasta is just cooked pasta that has been mixed with pizza sauce and pizza toppings. This is a really fun recipe to lớn play around with because you can use pretty much any pasta shape you love and add any of your favorite pizza toppings to lớn the mix.


Can I use pizza sauce for pasta?

Yes! Funny enough I get this question a lot on social media. So I am going lớn show you in this recipe how I use it. Pizza sauce is more concentrated in flavor than your typical marinara sauce. So if I am using it in pasta, I dilute it some with water or chicken broth.


Which pizza sauce is best?

If I am in the mood, I will make my own HOMEMADE PIZZA SAUCE RECIPE. But sometimes we don"t feel like doing all that, right? I try to lớn show more affordable options here on my site so folks don"t feel like they have lớn buy an expensive brand to make something good (like Great Value items.) However, if you have the money lớn splurge on something a bit extra, I really lượt thích Rao"s Pizza Sauce. It is as close to homemade as you can get in my opinion.


Can this be frozen?

Yes, prepare the pasta (just don"t bake). Cover really well to lớn protect against freezer burn. Then continue with baking instructions when you"re ready to eat. Note: you will have to địa chỉ cửa hàng on extra cooking time since you will be cooking from frozen.


How vì chưng I store leftovers?

Any leftovers should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up khổng lồ 3 days.


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INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR PIZZA PASTA: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

ground beefoniongarlicItalian seasoningpizza saucewaterrotini pastamozzarella cheesepepperoni slices
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HOW to lớn MAKE PIZZA PASTA:

Cook 3 cups of pasta according to package directions.Drain pasta well. Brown ground beef with onion, garlic và Italian seasoning.Start preheating your oven khổng lồ 350F degrees. Drain excess grease from ground beef.

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In a large bowl, phối together pizza sauce và water.

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Add in cooked pasta, 1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese, cooked ground beef and 20 slices of pepperoni (that have been sliced in half.) Stir well.

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Spray an 8"x 8" baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.Pour in pasta mixture.

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Sprinkle with remaining ½ cup of mozzarella cheese.

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Place remaining pepperoni slices on top.

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Cover with aluminum foil.Note: I lượt thích to spray the inside of the aluminum foil with nonstick spray so the cheese doesn"t stick lớn it while baking or usenonstickaluminum foil. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.Remove aluminum foil và bake for another 5-10 minutes (until cheese is melted.)