Pepperoni Pizza Pasta

pepperoni pizza pasta

I’m scraping the bottom of the barrel when it comes to having new recipes to share with you. I haven’t experimented with something new in ages . . . except the one time I made a crockpot chicken curry and we loved it, but I forgot to take pictures. **FOOD BLOGGER FAIL**

I came across this photo — admittedly, not one of my best — of a recipe I tried a couple months ago called Pepperoni Pizza Pasta. I recalled that we enjoyed this easy weeknight meal, but I’m not sure where I found the recipe. It might have been from one of my meal plan linkys. I would love to give credit where credit is due, so if it was your post, let me know!

Basically, I cooked up a box of pasta (gluten free for us, but any kind will do.) While that was cooking, I browned some ground beef, and then I mixed in a jar of Rose Romano’s Italian Peppers — a bell pepper flavored marinara that is out of this world. Rose Romano’s is my client, but I honestly love the product and use it any chance I get. The peppers lend a lovely hearty flavor to this dish.  Then I cut up some of my favorite Applegate Farms nitrate-free pepperoni and mixed that into the meat sauce. I don’t remember how much. Eye it up; this isn’t rocket science.

When the pasta is done, you drain it, spread it in a casserole dish, pour the sauce over top, sprinkle with cheese, and then bake until the cheese is melted and the sauce is bubbly.

Simple and delicious! 

Pepperoni Pizza Pasta
 
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This easy, kid-friendly casserole is the ultimate in comfort food and will be a hit with children and adults alike!
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian/American
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 12-oz box gluten-free elbow macaroni noodles
  • olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 jar Rose Romano's Italian Peppers or your favorite jarred marinara sauce
  • sliced pepperoni
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
  2. Meanwhile brown ground beef in olive oil or lard over medium heat.
  3. Reduce heat; mix in the marinara and sliced pepperoni. Taste and add seasoning if necessary.
  4. Spread pasta into a 9x9 casserole dish.
  5. Pour the sauce over the pasta.
  6. Sprinkle cheeses on top.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and the sauce is bubbling around the edges.
  8. Serve immediately with a side salad.

 

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