Peppy Macaroni Recipe
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Peppy Macaroni Recipe

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"I like to keep an extra box of macaroni and cheese on the pantry shelf to make this fun pizza-flavored casserole for unexpected guests," relates Helen Cluts of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Because it's a snap to prepare, older kids could assemble it to give Mom and Dad a bread from dinner duties.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 package (7-1/4 ounces) macaroni and cheese dinner
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 jar (8 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 40 slices pepperoni (about 2-1/2 ounces)
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  1. Prepare macaroni and cheese according to package directions. Fold in eggs.
  2. Spread into a greased 3-qt. baking dish. Top with pizza sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned and cheese is melted. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Peppy Macaroni in Quick Cooking September/October 1998, p41

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2010

"Very good & very kid friendly. I didn't fold in any eggs & i used double the pizza sauce."

Reviewed Mar. 5, 2010

"Delicious! Have made this many times and is a favorite of my wife and mine."

Reviewed Oct. 18, 2008

"We really enjoyed this, make sure to use enough sauce so it's not dry."

Reviewed Jul. 14, 2008

"I made this for a neighborhood get together this weekend. Everybody loved it. A very simple recipe."

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