How to Make Pizzetti: The Pizza Spaghetti Casserole Your Family Will Love (PHOTOS)

Adriana Velez | Nov 14, 2014 Food & Party

pizzettiWe're seeing this gooey, cheesy, tantalizing dinner everywhere. Pizza meets spaghetti in one delicious casserole: It's Pizzetti! And it's super easy to make. Many recipes have you cook the spaghetti before assembling the casserole. But we've cut that step to keep the noodles from getting soggy. Make yours almost the same way you make lasagna by cooking it all at once, dried pasta and all. Here's how!

What else would you add to your pizzetti?

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  • Gather Your Ingredients


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    1 (16-ounce) package of spaghetti

    1 (24-ounce) jar of pasta sauce

    24 slices of mozzarella cheese (or 2 cups shredded)

    1 package of pepperoni

  • Spread Sauce on Bottom of Dish


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    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

    Pour half the jar of pasta sauce in your baking dish or pan and spread evenly.

  • Scatter Dried Spaghetti


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    Take about a third of your spaghetti, break in half, and scatter evenly over sauce.

  • Spread Cheese Over Pasta


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    Place half of the cheese over the spaghetti and sauce. I used mozzarella slices (12), but shredded mozzarella (1 cup) will work, too.

  • Spread Sauce Over Cheese Layer


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    Spread the other half of your sauce over this layer of cheese. This is why I like using mozzarella slices -- it's easier to spread the sauce over them than over shredded cheese.

  • Scatter More Dried Spaghetti


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    Take another third of your pasta, break in half, and scatter evenly over the sauce and cheese.

  • Add Another Layer of Cheese


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    Place the rest of your cheese (12 slices or 1 cup) over the pasta.

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  • Top With Pepperoni


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    Now top with pepperoni slices. Add as few or as many as you like!

  • Pour in Water Mixed With Sauce


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    Pour 1/2 cup water into your sauce jar, mix well, and pour into your baking dish, near each corner of the pan. This will help cook the pasta without making the casserole soggy.

  • Bake and Enjoy


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    Cover dish with foil and bake for 30 to 40 minutes. It's done when the pasta is fully cooked and the cheese is bubbling.

    Serve immediately and enjoy!

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