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Pizza Pasta Recipe

Pizza Pasta Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 65 min. YIELD:6 servings

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

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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