Supreme Pizza Pasta Skillet (Quick & Easy)

6 servings
25 min

Pizza pasta tastes just like a comforting sausage pepperoni pizza, but as a pasta casserole! Make supreme pizza pasta skillet with simple, adaptable ingredients and enjoy in under 30 minutes.

Pizza Pasta recipe – quick weeknight dinner!

Supreme pizza pasta bake makes a quick weeknight dinner the whole family is guaranteed to love! In under 30 minutes sit down to a warm, bubbly cheesy pasta casserole loaded with pepperoni, sausage, peppers, and onions.

Like walking taco casserole and skillet lasagna, pepperoni pizza pasta does not require a long time bake time in the oven. If you prefer a bubbly, golden cheese topping, throw it under the broiler for 1-2 minutes.

However, if you don’t have a broiler, or don’t feel like turning on the oven, simply sprinkle with cheese and cover for five minutes to melt.

Ingredient Notes

While the recipe below replicates a supreme pizza, add any of your favorite pizza toppings. Mix in mushrooms or black olives, make a meat-lovers version with added ham and bacon, or forgo the sausage and pepperoni for a vegetarian pizza pasta bake.

  • Pasta – Use a shorter noodle, such as penne or rotini. Gluten-free pasta also works well in this recipe.
  • Italian sausage – To lighten the dish, substitute turkey sausage. Ground beef may also be used in place of the sausage.
  • Pepperoni – Chopped pepperoni is mixed in the casserole, but I like to add some whole slices to broil on top, just like your favorite pepperoni pizza!
  • Veggies – Chopped onions and green peppers are suggested, but flavor with any preferred vegetables, such as mushrooms, olives, or broccoli.
  • Crushed tomatoes – I prefer canned tomatoes because they are more affordable than spaghetti sauce, marinara sauce, or pizza sauce, however any of those will work. Simply omit the salt and seasonings.
  • Seasonings – If using crushed tomatoes, season with dried basil and oregano. Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, parsley or garlic powder would also be great additions!

how to make supreme pizza pasta

(Below shows step-by-step photos and modified instructions. For the complete recipe, along with ingredient amounts, scroll down to the recipe card.)

  1. Begin by boiling the pasta to al dente.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large, deep oven-proof skillet. Add the sausage, breaking up with a spoon and cook until no longer pink.
  3. Add the onions and peppers, cooking until tender. Stir in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds longer.
  4. Stir in the seasonings, crushed tomatoes, and chopped pepperoni. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the drained pasta and 1/2 cup cheese. Mix to combine, then sprinkle remaining cheese on top.
  6. If desired, add pepperoni slices to the top and broil for 1-2 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and pepperoni is crisp. Serve immediately.
Supreme Pizza Pasta Skillet (Quick & Easy)
Recipe details
  • 6  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 25 min
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  • ▢ 12 ounce penne or rotini pasta (regular or gluten-free)
  • ▢ 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • ▢ 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • ▢ 1 small onion, chopped
  • ▢ 1 green pepper, chopped
  • ▢ 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ▢ 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ▢ 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ▢ 1/2 teaspoon salt (decrease to 1/4 tsp if pasta water was salted)
  • ▢ 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • ▢ 28 ounce crushed tomatoes
  • ▢ 1/2 cup chopped pepperoni (additional for topping)
  • ▢ 1 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese, divided

Boil pasta according to directions. Drain and set aside.
Meanwhile while pasta is boiling, heat a large, oven-proof deep skillet over medium heat, and add oil. Cook the sausage, breaking up with a spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
Add the onion and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until tender, about 5 mins. Stir in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds longer.
Stir in the dried basil, oregano, salt, pepper, tomatoes, and chopped pepperoni. Scrape up browned bits at the bottom of the pan and simmer for 5 mins. Preheat the broiler.
Stir in the half the cooked pasta and ½ cup mozzarella cheese. Toss to combine then add remaining cooked pasta. Toss gently to combine.
Sprinkle with remaining cheese and pepperoni slices. Broil for 1-2 minutes or until pepperoni crisps and cheese bubbles. Serve immediately.
Melissa Erdelac
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