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Creamy Pepperoni Ziti Recipe

Creamy Pepperoni Ziti Recipe

You can easily feed a crowd with this simple dish that's ready in about 40 minutes. Its comforting sauce will become a fast favorite at your next potluck or weeknight dinner. —Charlane Gathy, Lexington, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:9 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) ziti or small tube pasta
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup chopped pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup each chopped onion, mushrooms, green pepper and tomato
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, soup, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, onion, mushrooms, green pepper, tomato, cream, broth and seasonings.
  • 2. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cover and bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until bubbly. Yield: 9 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 340 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 696 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 15 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 high-fat meat, 1/2 fat.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.