A delicious, cheesy pizza pasta filled with sausage, melted cheese and full of so much flavor. Its base is only 6 ingredients, but you can add whatever you like to make it the way you love your pizza!

extreme close up of pizza pasta with parmesan cheese sprinkled on top

If you love easy, budget friendly recipes, try this Cheesy Rigatoni Bake from our sister site, or these Broccoli Cheddar Chicken from my friend Ellen.

Why you will love this recipe

  • It’s a super easy, six ingredient recipe that can be made as is, or you can add the toppings you want!
  • This recipe is incredibly flavorful on it’s own, add grilled peppers, sauteed onions or anything else you would like for even more great flavor.
  • The recipe is budget friendly by today’s standards (is anything really budget friendly these days with the high cost of groceries anymore!) as is.
  • This recipe is easy to double or triple, can be made ahead and frozen for future meals. (directions below for freezing, reheating and serving).
close up of the creaminess of pizza pasta

Ingredients for Pizza Pasta

The best part of this pasta is that it starts with only six ingredients and is perfect the way it is. But, if you really want to, you can add veggies, more meats, make it a loaded pizza pasta…. the possibilities are endless.

  • rigatoni noodles – yes you can substitute another type of pasta
  • ground sausage – choose the type you like, we especially like Italian Sausage and mild sausage with this pasta.
  • pizza sauce
  • dried oregano
  • garlic powder
  • shredded cheese – it’s your choice the type of shredded cheese you use. We use provel, because it is readily available here in St. Louis. Shredded Provolone is an awesome substitute but if you can’t find that, feel free to substitute Mozzarella.
Ingredients for Pizza Pasta

How To Make, Freeze and Serve

This is a great recipe to make double and triple batches of, and then freeze. We take our extra’s or leftovers, and pour them into an aluminum pan with a lid.

Freeze for up to three months.

When ready to serve, it is best to remove from freeze and allow to thaw in refrigerator for 12-24 hours. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes.

If you don’t thaw ahead of time, bake at 350 degrees for about 30-45 minutes. Check and stir, if not completely heated through, put back in for an additional 10 minutes.

A bowl of easy pizza pasta

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Recipe for Easy Pizza Pasta

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Easy Pizza Pasta

Nicole Cook
A delicious, cheesy pizza pasta filled with sausage, melted cheese and full of so much flavor. Its base is only 6 ingredients, but you can add whatever you like to make it the way you love your pizza!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 503 kcal


  • 8 ounces rigatoni noodles
  • 1 pounds ground sausage cooked and crumbled
  • 1.5 cups pizza sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1.5 cups shredded provolone we used provel, but you can also use mozzarella
  • .5 teaspoon dried oregano


  • In a skillet, brown the ground sausage, drain and set aside.
  • In a large pot, cook the rigatoni noodles according to package directions or to desired doneness. Drain and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, in a small pot, over medium, heat the pizza sauce, garlic powder and oregano. Once hot and combined, add the shredded cheese and stir frequently until melted.
  • When everything is ready, add the sausage to the pizza sauce, and toss in pasta. Combine and serve.


Calories: 503kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 26gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 1014mgPotassium: 507mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 615IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 276mgIron: 2mg
Keyword 6 ingredient recipes, easy pasta dishes
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