Cuisine: Italian

Cook Time: 40 Minutes

Serves: 4

Pizzetti is the perfect composition of spaghetti and pizza that you have been waiting for. This quick and easy-baked casserole recipe is a perfect delicacy that can fill your hunger instantly. Here’s a super fun pizzetti recipe that is perfect for beginners and the pros as well. 

  • Spaghetti noodles
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Pepperoni
  • Olive oil

Combining your favorite dishes - spaghetti and pizza in one!

  1. Boil the spaghetti in a pot. Drain properly and set aside.
  2. Take a medium-sized casserole dish and spread out a thin layer of spaghetti sauce on the bottom.
  3. Now, add a layer of mozzarella cheese over the sauce. Take a big handful and spread it out evenly.
  4. Add a layer of pepperoni. 
  5. It’s time to layer up the spaghetti noodles. Finish up the layering with some more sauce, pepperoni, and cheese.
  6. Bake the casserole at 350 °F for 20 to 30 minutes. Turn on the broiler for 2 to 5 minutes but be careful not to burn any ingredients.
  7. Once it is out, you can blot the extra grease with a napkin, and it’s ready to serve. Add your favorite Italian seasoning with some dried garlic and pepper.

Chef Tip: Get your favorite tomato for the layering. The better sauce will make better flavors. You can also add other ingredients to the recipe for layering, including Parmesan cheese, sausages, ground beef, and olives. 

This Pizzetti recipe is very versatile and can be cooked with multiple types of ingredients according to your taste. You can also add some sliced tomato, bread crumbs, and your choice of seasoning for refreshing textures.

The pizzetti recipe is perfect as a quick and easy snack full of wholesome ingredients. Try it out yourself and find yourself begging for more!

Quick Bites

Fun Fact

• In Italy, pizzetta is served as an ‘hors d’oeuvre’. In European cuisine, an 'Hors d’oeuvre' means an appetizer or starter served before a meal. 


Historical Fact

• The preparation of pizzetta, which is a miniature version of pizza, is similar to that of a normal pizza using dough, cheese, and various toppings.

• The consumption of pieces of bread topped with vegetables, which is a primitive form of pizza, goes as long back as antiquity. 

Nutrition Fact

• Mozzarella used in this recipe deserves more credits than it gets in the health department. It is loaded with calcium strengthening bones and teeth, it also contains phosphorous, iron, and potassium. The key here is moderation!

• One pizzetta contains around 420 calories, 52g of carbohydrates, 14g of fat, and 18g of protein.