Pizza Pasta Toss Recipe
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Pizza Pasta Toss Recipe

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I needed a quick one-skillet dish to put on the table. I thought if I added pizza sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese to pasta, it might appeal to my daughter's "selective palate." I was right! Since it tasted like pizza and was topped with gooey cheese, it was an instant hit. —Lori Daniels, Beverly, West Virginia
Recommended: Pizza-Flavored Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato puree
  • 1/2 cup diced pepperoni
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups: 603 calories, 29g fat (14g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 1007mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 44g protein.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the beef, mushrooms and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the tomato puree, pepperoni, sugar and seasonings; 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. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Pizza Pasta Toss in Simple & Delicious May/June 2009, p23

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 265694
Reviewed May. 8, 2017

"Delicious!!! Everyone went back for more!"

georgeanna User ID: 1160318 237998
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2015

"I love this recipe. More importantly my teenage grandsons love this! They do not like mushrooms so I add a little extra green or red pepper and skip the mushrooms when making it for them. I've also used ziti and it is great! The flavors are so pizza like and the smell is mouth watering! easy, quick, delicious! What more could you ask for?"

Remenec User ID: 6059530 104557
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2014

"I loved this recipe. The ingredients are simple but it tastes delicious. I substituted tomato sauce for the tomato puree. I would add an additional can of tomato sauce to the recipe next time, as it was a little dry."

snmtrexler User ID: 3577822 104301
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2012

"This was great, no leftovers! I have super picky kids, so omitted the peppers and mushroom. Still good."

jessescrew User ID: 3432350 92105
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2011

"This was delicious. I used 3 cups of uncooked pasta as I wanted to make more servings. I added onion to the ground beef, mushrooms, and pepper. I also used 2 cans of Italian diced tomatoes instead of the puree and a 14 oz jar of pizza sauce. My family loved it. It was a nice twist on a goulash-type dish."

HAPPYX3 User ID: 4111770 172124
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2011

"This was just O.K. I thought the sauce was a little too bland. Not my favorite."

mtad User ID: 4522021 174206
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"We used the mini turkey pepperoni. I also used canned mushrooms because I didn't have fresh on hand. Loved it. Kids love this one too. You can make put in fridge for those active kids to scoop and heat when on the run."

auntiew53 User ID: 1750098 92098
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2011

"This recipe was awesome. It was so easy to make & oh so tastey"

mariwhits User ID: 3207837 173571
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2011

"very good but i added chopped onion to the hamburger and a small can of tomato sauce i will make this one again"

valanddansmith User ID: 988113 173486
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2009

"This was very good. . . I used onion instead of mushrooms. . . The pepperoni and mozzarella cheese was a nice addition. The sauce was a little chunky but that was okay with us!"

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