Deep-Dish Pasta Pizza
Cozy & Comforting
Three Farm Daughters
Ever heard the joke about the bowl of pasta that walked into a pizza bar?
We're not sure we have either - but when it comes to satisfying your most indulgent Friday night dinner cravings, this Deep-Dish Pasta Pizza recipe isn't kidding around...
Put down that takeout menu! This unexpected dish combines everyone's two favorite foods into one deliciously cheesy casserole - featuring a chewy, golden pasta crust piled high with traditional pizza toppings and baked to crispy perfection. (Yes, it's exactly as delicious as it sounds.)
Make it ahead of time for an easy weekend dinner, divide the crust into jumbo muffin cups for the cutest little personal pies, or host your own pizza party and let everyone craft their own masterpiece...
Whichever way you slice it, this pasta pizza truly is the comfort food dinner dreams are made of. Get ready to dig into a pizza dinner you can actually feel great about!
2 Free-Range Eggs, lightly beaten
½ cup Milk
1 tsp Onion Powder
½ tsp Garlic Salt
1 tsp dried Oregano
1½ cups shredded Mozzarella or Pizza Cheese blend
2 cups full-flavored Marinara Sauce, best quality
2 cups Pizza Cheese blend
2 cups of your favorite pizza toppings (mix & match with these ideas below!)
Bell Peppers, Roma Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Olives, Roasted Eggplant, Grilled Zucchini, Sundried Tomatoes, Jalapenos, Spinach, Marinated Artichokes, Broccoli, Minced Garlic
Pepperoni, Roast Chicken, Ham, Sliced Meatballs, Spicy Sausage, Prosciutto, Crispy Bacon
FOR THE CRUST
MEAT LOVER'S IDEAS:
Preheat the oven to 400°F, and bring a large pot of salted water to a rolling boil.
Grease a large deep-dish cast iron skillet, lasagna dish or jumbo muffin tin (for individual pizza muffin cups)
Cook pasta according to package directions, then drain and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, onion powder, garlic salt, oregano & shredded cheese.
Pour the egg mixture over the cooked pasta and stir to combine, then transfer into your greased baking dish of choice.
Spread the pasta mixture out evenly, pushing the pasta right up to the sides of the dish so you’ll get deliciously crispy edges. Bake for 15-25 minutes, or until egg mixture has set, is no longer liquid, and starts turning golden on top.
Once the crust has baked till lightly golden, remove dish from the oven and reduce the temp to 350°F.
Next, it’s time to make it a pizza! Spread the marinara sauce over the pasta crust, arrange your toppings of choice, then scatter over the remaining 2 cups of cheese.
Return dish to the oven and bake for a further 20-25 minutes until bubbly, golden & crispy like a pizza!
Allow to cool slightly before serving, or chill the dish completely and freeze or refrigerate to enjoy later. Just reheat gently for an easy make-ahead meal!
This recipe makes great personal pizzas too! Just divide the pasta crust mix between holes of a jumbo muffin tin, mini skillets, or large ramekins before baking.
Why not make it a pizza party & let everyone create their own masterpiece? Set up a station with a selection of classic pizza toppings, then let your guests go wild building the perfect pizza, their way!