When you’re craving something heavy, cheesy, and meaty there’s nothing that hits the spot quite like a delicious pizza casserole that’s been baked to absolute perfection and topped with all of your favourite flavours. Multiply the measurements and size up the pan to make enough to feed a crowd or follow the directions to a tee for a more intimate and elevated meal.
What to expect
This pizza casserole is thick, cheesy, salty, and absolutely packed with pepperonis, but instead of a traditional crust, its base is more comparable with garlic bread which always pairs nicely with the smokey flavours of the meat. However, unlike regular pizza which comes in slices, this one will be scooped into a bowl for your pleasure.
Our easy casserole recipe calls for a fair amount of pepperoni because it’s one of the most commonly enjoyed pizza toppings around the world, but there are many other options that are perfectly safe and delicious to add as toppings.
- Extra cheese
- Black olives
- Green pepper
- Roasted red pepper
Pizza casserole recipe
Personalize this casserole to suit your craving for the day or make half the way you like it while filling the other half with toppings that will be enjoyed by your guests. There’s no wrong way to make pizza, as long as you’re satisfied and full when it’s all said and done. Just remember that the ingredient used to infuse this meal is cannabis-infused olive oil, so if you don’t have some on hand then now is the time to head over to our guide on the subject, which will walk you through the process with ease.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
- 24 ounces of marinara sauce
- 10 ounces mozzarella cheese (shredded)
- 8 ounces pepperoni slices
- 8 frozen slices of garlic bread
- 1-ounce parmesan cheese (grated)
- 2 tablespoons cannabis-infused olive oil
- Cooking spray
- Large skillet
- Mixing spoon
- 13x9 inch casserole dish
Preheat the oven to 425°F and move the rack to the middle position.
Add the oil, marinara sauce, and half of the pepperonis to a large skillet, and cook these ingredients over high heat for approximately 5 minutes.
Arrange the garlic bread slices in the casserole dish so that they cover the entire bottom of the pan.
Pour the marinara sauce mixture evenly over top of the garlic bread slices.
Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese over the sauce.
Spread the remaining pepperoni slices over the mozzarella cheese.
Spread the parmesan cheese over the casserole then bake it in a preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.
Once the pizza casserole is done cooking, leave it to sit on a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes prior to serving.
Storage tips and tricks
This casserole recipe like most is perfect for making and freezing, so you’ve got ready-made dinners when you don’t have the time to prepare something from scratch. Leftovers may also be frozen in airtight containers or kept in the fridge where they will stay fresh for up to 3 days. Just be sure to give the dish enough time to cool completely before storing it away for later to reduce the likelihood of bacteria.