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Pizza Pasta Dinner Recipe
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Pizza Pasta Dinner Recipe

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The flavors found in this delicious dish are always welcome in Claudia Malone’s house in Louisville, Kentucky. Packed with pasta, three kinds of meats, veggies and cheese, it makes a hearty and filling meal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 ounces sliced pepperoni
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup chopped ripe olives
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 461 calories, 25 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 1129 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 25 g protein.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the beef, sausage, green pepper and onion until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the pepperoni, tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, mushrooms and olives; cook and stir for 5 minutes.
  2. Drain pasta; stir into meat mixture. Heat through. Sprinkle with cheese. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand until cheese is melted.
  3. Freeze option: Do not cook or add pasta. Freeze meat sauce in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Cook pasta according to package directions. Place meat sauce in a large skillet; heat through, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary. Add pasta and top with cheese as directed. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Pizza Pasta Dinner in Simple & Delicious January/February 2007, p29

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Reviewed Nov. 9, 2012

"This was good but watery. Would probably drain the tomatoes next time or pour off some liquid at least. I substituted a jar of pizza sauce for the spaghetti sauce. Recipe makes a lot. I will probably cut the pepperoni slices in 1/2 next time so they are easier to eat."

Reviewed Nov. 10, 2010

"This was great. Made it for a weekly cookout and everyone loved it and went back for seconds. This is a keeper!"

Reviewed May. 30, 2010

"Very very good! My husband says " That's a keeper to repeat.""

Reviewed Oct. 14, 2008

"I know its a lot of work, but posting the nutritional values is very helpful. Especially to diabetics who must count the carbs in everything. Thank you."

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