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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devilgrrl User ID: 5356323 30118
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2010

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

prohrbaugh User ID: 4055164 59931
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2010

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

sunfl3815 User ID: 2561216 67766
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2008

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

brenda lee User ID: 2711396 59930
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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