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Pepperoni Macaroni

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.

Makes

8 servings

An everyday pasta bake gets jazzed up with pepperoni, sausage and olives. Because it can be assembled ahead of time and baked right before serving, it’s my handy go-to when I need something on the fly. —Marlene Mohr, Cincinnati, Ohio
Pepperoni Macaroni Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni, halved
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook sausage and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Drain macaroni.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the pizza sauce, tomato sauce and milk. Stir in sausage mixture, macaroni, pepperoni, mushrooms and olives.
  3. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until heated through and cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 334 calories, 19g fat (7g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 1041mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 16g protein.

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