Pizza Casserole

Pizza Casserole | The Gluten-Free Homemaker

If you don’t have time to make gluten-free pizza from scratch, but you don’t want to disappoint the family, try a pizza casserole. No, it’s not the same, but it’s still good. It’s a cross between pizza, spaghetti, and lasagna. How can it not be good?

This is a recipe that you can easily adjust in quantity and to your taste. As I made this tonight, I was remembering how much I used to depend on recipes that gave exact amounts. Now, even in baking, I’m much more comfortable with some of this and a little of that. I will try to be more specific for the sake of those who need it, but it really doesn’t have to be exact.

Pizza Casserole | The Gluten-Free Homemaker


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Pizza Casserole
Recipe type: Main
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Serves: 8
  • 12 ounces gluten-free pasta (I used Tinkyada penne)
  • 1 pound ground beef or sausage
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 6 ounces Sliced Pepperoni (Hormel is gluten free)
  • 28 ounce jar pasta sauce
  • 16 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
  1. Cook the pasta, drain, and quickly rinse with cold water.
  2. Saute the beef and onions and drain.
  3. Grease a large rectangular casserole dish.
  4. Put a small amount of spaghetti sauce in the bottom of the dish and spread it out thinly.
  5. Add half the pasta.
  6. Top with half the beef and onion mixture.
  7. Spoon on half of the remaining spaghetti sauce.
  8. Top with half the cheese.
  9. Add a layer of pepperoni.
  10. Repeat pasta, beef and onion, sauce, cheese, and pepperoni.
  11. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.


Pizza Casserole | The Gluten-Free Homemaker

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  1. Dana Wax says

    looks good! I make somewhat vegetarian version of this, but I’ve never really tired to make it turn out like pizza. I think that might just be the trick – to make it more than just veggies and pasta bake. Thanks for the idea!

  2. Carrie says

    Linda — This looks fantastic! I shared the link to your recipe on my gluten free swap group today!! SO hopefully a bunch of folks will stop by and see your recipe today! I can’t wait to try this!

  3. JeBas says

    Made this recipe last night, and I loved it. However, I used the bionature gluten free noodles. I find that they make better left overs because they don’t dissolve when they get moist.

  4. CYNTHIA says

    looks like something my kids would eat …but my middle son who has autism only eats regular noodles. Can I use Tinkyada spag. noodles?

  5. cynthia says

    Made it last night and it was a HUGE hit! Used the tinkyada spag noodles with no problems. I included the kids in preparing it and they had a blast. Even DH who is not GF loved it. Thank you

    • Mellissa says

      There’s a restaurant here in Houston that has a dish just like that (minus the pepperoni) and they call it Baked Spasagna! (Like spaghetti/lasagna). My stepdad has ordered it several times and loved it!

  6. says

    I love pizza but making gf for me & regular for the family is a real pain. Think I’m gonna try this & use zucchini in place of pasta bc am also low carb. Thx for all u do

  7. says

    This is delicious! This was one of the first gluten-free dishes I made and couldn’t tell any difference in taste. Yummy!

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