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Pizza In a Pan Recipe – You’ve Never Had Pizza Like This!

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Pizza in a Pan Recipe

Who doesn’t love pizza!?  When you need a quick and easy, mouth-watering meal for your family that will get you rave reviews, go for Pizza in a Pan!  This recipe allows you to add in the extra toppings you love, or keep it simple for a pasta-style dish that really tastes like pizza.

Pizza in a Pan Recipe

What you need:

1 1/2 pounds ground beef

1 medium sized onion

1 medium size green bell pepper

1 can tomato sauce

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 jar pizza sauce

2 packages (3.5 oz each) sliced pepperoni

3 cups spiral pasta, cooked and rinsed

2 cups mozzarella cheese

What you’ll do:

Cook the ground beef, pepper and onion over medium heat in a skillet or large pan until meat is cooked through. Drain and return to pan. Keep heat at medium-low. Stir in tomato sauce, tomato paste and pizza sauce.  Remove the mixture and place in a large bowl. Sprinkle a layer of the meat mixture on the bottom of the pan, keeping heat at medium-low. Layer pasta on top. Layer pepperoni on top of pasta.  Sprinkle cheese on top of pepperoni.  Repeat layers so that they cover the entire pan, until you end with cheese on top.  Put the lid on the pan and let the cheese melt.  Leave the pan on medium-low until you’re ready to serve it up.  This goes GREAT with garlic bread and a salad for a complete meal!

*You can also add in your favorite toppings like black olives, artichoke hearts, pineapple, ham, sausage, red bell pepper, bacon, green olives, mushrooms and more.  Whatever you love on a pizza, you can top this skillet meal with them. Jazz it up even more with hot sauce or a different type of cheese. Try different pasta noodles and make it a really fun meal for your family!

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79 Comments

  1. Pizza In a Pan Recipe sounds so delicious. The recipe is easy to follow and it doesn’t take a very long time to make it. Thanks for sharing! ?

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      You’re so welcome, Quanda! This is seriously delicious and I totally recommend making it!

  2. Robyn Cobb Reply

    i’ve never called it pizza but i make this too. the cheesier, the better

  3. I love how easy this recipe is! It looks really good and something to make this summer when my daughter is home from college.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      Ohhh perfect excuse for a night to make dinner together!

  4. Lisa Coomer Queen Reply

    Oh my goodness! This looks delicious! I am going to try it this weekend. Thanks!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      So yummy and a quick meal, too! I had TONS of leftovers, so make enough for your family – and leftovers are awesome, too.

  5. Crissie Woolard Reply

    This looks so good. I will definitely be giving this a try this weekend. Thank you so much for the ideas

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      Absolutely, Crissie! Enjoy it, because I know I do!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      Absolutely, Sandra! It really is better than I expected – I thought it would just taste like spaghetti, but it really tastes like a pizza pasta!

  6. Lisa Weeks Reply

    Brilliant! You just gave me an amazing dinner recipe my kiddo would love to help with!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      That’s wonderful, Lisa! That will be a ton of fun!

  7. ellen beck Reply

    This looks delicious. Our family would love it. We all agree on pizza!

  8. Michelle Simons Reply

    ok, My favorite eats is pizza and your recipe caught my pizza loving eyes. I think I will make this next Sunday for the fam. Sure looks well put together!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      YAY! I love pizza, too, and this is TOTALLY amazing! Have a great meal with your family!

  9. Dana Rodriguez Reply

    That looks delicous and so easy. We love pizza so I will be making this one night next week. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      Awesome! So happy you’re going to make it! Stop back by and let us know what you think!

  10. Bonnie Lee Reply

    Oh my goodness this is such an interesting idea! I love it!

  11. Mindee Thompson Reply

    Totally making this for my family this weekend! THANKS! XO

  12. Wow, this looks delicious, cool recipe, I definitely need to try this, thanks for sharing your recipe.

  13. Brandy Monday Reply

    I have a pizza pasta dish that I make and my family loves it. I am going to try this recipe next time!

  14. Ahhhhhhhhhh, I am drooling. It is 2:36am and I am seeing this . Wow, it looks amazing.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      Wow! 2:36am? It would make a great late night snack, that’s for sure! lol

  15. I’ve made something similar to this many times. Especially when I’m not up to making dough for actual pizza. This sounds like a very tasty recipe! Definitely giving it a try.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      It’s so yummy! Great alternative, plus you can freeze it for leftovers later!

  16. Wow this looks good! My husband is the cook around here, I’ll have to show this to him.

  17. Jerry Marquardt Reply

    I would definitely would love to try the Pizza In a Pan Recipe. I think it is a great plate, of which it’s on my menu later in the week, and I’ve never had pizza like this.

  18. WE occasionally do things like this on the stock, but we usually do them in a cast iron. It is good to know you don’t have to use cast iron for these, because those pans can be a bit of a hassle!!

  19. Dorothy Boucher Reply

    This looks delicious! It reminds me of making my own American chop seuy that my mom would make. Definitely
    give your recipe a try.
    @tisonlyme143

  20. My kids would absolutely love this! I have never even heard of something like this. I can’t wait to try it

  21. Beverly Belau Reply

    I didn’t know we had been making pizza in a pan for years. Our family called it pagetti.

  22. This recipe looks really creative. I have never had pizza in a pan or even tried a layered pizza.

  23. Laurie Emerson Reply

    I love this recipe. This would be so good on a weekend night when we all love to have pizza.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      Definitely! It’s so much fun to eat pizza in pasta form!!:)

  24. This looks so good. I already had dinner but that was hours ago. I feel like I could eat the whole pan now!

  25. this looks great, my kids would love this, will definitely have to try

  26. I love this idea, it combines two of my favs – rotini and pizza, and I’m sure kids would adore this, too.

  27. Sandra Dufoe Reply

    This sounds really good and easy to make just what we need in the summer.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      Absolutely! Just a fun spin on pizza, for sure!

  28. Julie Waldron Reply

    This sounds wonderful! I love trying out new recipes and I think this would be a hit.

  29. Tracie Cooper Reply

    OMG this pizza looks amazing! I would love to make this for my family!

  30. Tracie Cooper Reply

    This recipe looks amazing! I would love to make this for my hubby!

  31. Sandy Klocinski Reply

    Pizza in a pan sounds so awesome! It looks really good. I’m going to try it next week

  32. This looks super delicious! What an neat take on a traditional lasagna!

  33. elizabeth miller Reply

    this sounds good. I have never thought of making it like this.

  34. I was expecting a recipe for deep dish pizza, but gotta say, this looks tasty….and easy…which is always a plus. I’m making this…with these ingredients there is no way it won’t be delicious. thanks

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