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Pizza Casserole

This Pizza Casserole is the most amazing comfort food for the whole family and you wouldn’t believe it is vegan, because so cheesy, rich and just out of this world delicious. It is really simple to make with tomato sauce, Italian herbs and my all time favorite leftover pasta which is precooked to save you time and make things as easy as it gets.

A portion of the Pizza Casserole on a small white plate with the baking dish in the background.

You know I’m a guy that is all about that good food and oh boy you can be sure of amazing results like this Pizza Dip or my Pizza Spaghetti

Talking about one of my favorites: pasta. I will always crave a plate of my Lemon Pasta, the Alfredo Sauce, or my Creamy Mushroom Pasta

Looking for more pasta recipes? Try many more great ideas and browse around.

Ingredients for the Pizza Casserole are assembled in small bowls on a wooden board.

Showing side by side how vegetables are fried in a frying pan.

Why this Pizza Casserole is the best

Once you taste this Pizza Casserole, you know you found a winner that nobody can resist.

Precooked pasta is the key. It saves time and is recommended for an amazing texture in my casserole.

Easily done with step by step pictures. I will show you each and every step, relax, try it and look forward to a fantastic result which is satisfying, filling and comforting.

After frying the vegan sausages, pre-cooked pasta is added to the pan.

Simple ingredients make this Pizza Casserole a winner: tomato sauce, Italian herbs, garlic, olive oil. All in all things that you have stored in your pantry.

Also great to make in advance and finish when needed, which will make it faster.

Simple and impressive, serve it to everyone and you know all plates will be polished.

Showing how tomato sauce and Italian herbs are mixed with the pasta, vegetables, and vegan sausage.

What you need for this Pizza Casserole recipe

  • Pasta, leftover
  • Tomato sauce
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Olive oil

Pasta and sauce mix is given to a casserole dish.

  • Italian herbs
  • Vegan parmesan and mozzarella
  • Vegan pepperoni and sausage
  • bell pepper

Showing the layering of the vegan Pizza Casserole with cheeses and pepperoni slices.

Showing the topping of the Pizza Casserole with vegan cheeses.

How to make Pizza Casserole

Set a 8×11 casserole aside and preheat your oven to 400°F.

Start with heating 2 Tbsp of olive oil in a frying pan. When hot, add onions, garlic, and bell pepper and fry all for around 2 minutes.

Now given the vegan sausage, cut in chunks, into the pan and fry for 2 minutes more. Add marinara and mix in cooked pasta, Italian herbs. Season with salt and pepper, and bring to a simmer for 2 minutes.

For layering, start with giving half of the pasta to the casserole, top with half of the vegan parmesan and vegan mozzarella, half the vegan pepperoni. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Bake for around 20 minutes in the oven, allow 5 minutes to rest before serving on plates or bowls.

Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for around 5 days.

Top view of the vegan Pizza Casserole after baking.

Freezing instructions

You can freeze this Pizza Casserole easily in a freezer safe dish.

Remember to always let cool completely before freezing.

Before baking thaw completely, best is overnight. 

Closeup of a portion of the Pizza Casserole.

Variations:

Add mushrooms or olives, if you like.

Swap out vegan mozzarella for cheddar or another favorite.

Use pepper flakes for a spicy kick.

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Cheers, Florian.

Top view of the vegan Pizza Casserole after baking.

Pizza Casserole

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This Pizza Casserole is the most amazing comfort food for the whole family and you wouldn't believe it is vegan, because so cheesy, rich and just out of this world delicious. It is really simple to make with tomato sauce, Italian herbs and my all time favorite leftover pasta which is precooked to save you time and make things as easy as it gets.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups pasta, cooked (use gf, if needed)
  • 2 vegan sausages, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup vegan pepperoni slices
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp Italian herbs
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/3 cups onions, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 20 oz jar tomato sauce
  • 1 batch vegan parmesan
  • 5 oz vegan mozzarella shreds
  • salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Set a 8x11 casserole aside and preheat your oven to 400°F.
  2. Start with heating 2 Tbsp of olive oil in a frying pan. When hot, add onions, garlic, and bell pepper and fry all for around 2 minutes.
  3. Now given the vegan sausage, cut in chunks, into the pan and fry for 2 minutes more. Add marinara and mix in cooked pasta, Italian herbs. Season with salt and pepper, and bring to a simmer for 2 minutes.
  4. For layering, start with giving half of the pasta to the casserole, top with half of the vegan parmesan and vegan mozzarella, half the vegan pepperoni. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
  5. Bake for around 20 minutes in the oven, allow 5 minutes to rest before serving on plates or bowls.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1.5 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 478Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 827mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 21g
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