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Pizza Pasta

 Pizza Pasta
I also use Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses and toss in some of my favorite pizza toppings. Kids love it, and best of all, it only takes 10 minutes to prepare. —Kerrie deVay, New Orleans, Louisiana
6 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 65 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups uncooked multigrain bow tie pasta
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 12 slices turkey pepperoni, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon prepared pesto
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup shredded Italian cheese blend

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the pasta, tomatoes, water, pepperoni, pesto
  • and pepper. Transfer to an 11-in. x 7-in. x 2-in. baking dish coated
  • with cooking spray.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Stir; cover and bake 15
  • minutes longer or until pasta is tender. Top with cheese. Bake,
  • uncovered, for 4-6 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1-1/4 cups equals 318 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 584 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 16 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 1 medium-fat meat, 1 vegetable.

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Pizza Pasta (continued)

Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.