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Pepperoni Pasta Bake

Here's my homemade version of a family-favorite Italian restaurant entree. For a change of pace, I substitute hamburger for pepperoni, add Italian seasonings and use a mix of fun pasta shapes including rotini and corkscrew.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups uncooked wagon wheel or spiral pasta
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, undrained
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni, quartered
  • 3/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and place in a large bowl. Add mushrooms, pepperoni, green pepper and onion. Stir in spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, tomato paste and cheddar cheese.
  • Transfer to a greased 3-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake 50 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 494 calories, 24g fat (12g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 1155mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 5g fiber), 23g protein.

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  • rustedgold1
    Jun 6, 2016

    So delicious! My grandkids loved it as well! I will definitely be making this again.

  • bhagyadn
    Oct 28, 2014

    Delicious !!!!!!!!Enjoyed preparing it.... :)

  • danielleylee
    Aug 3, 2014

    I made this the other night for dinner. My husband really enjoyed the pepperoni in a dish other than on pizza. I added a few fresh herbs and used our own homemade pizza sauce (instead of the jared sauce, tomato pasta and canned sauce). I also used whole wheat pasta and reduced fat cheeses to lightly up the dish. As an additional bonus for flavor I added 3 cloves of garlic and fresh button mushrooms. While the pasta cooked I sautéed up the green peppers, garlic, and mushrooms.

  • Mbdrake
    Jan 22, 2014

    I thought this was fine but not special enough to save the recipe or make again.

  • sparklingpurple
    Jul 21, 2013

    Very good, the family loved it! Will be making it again. Thanks!!

  • CountryGirl1821
    Jan 13, 2013

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  • Supermingo4
    Nov 13, 2009

    I really enjoyed this recipe! the sauce is great, I also added a little garlic and basil.

  • Joanne222
    Feb 1, 2009

    Mmmmm really good. All the sauce is really good in it too, it's not too liquid or anything. Smells great baking; smells like pizza!

  • Katts_Oh
    Jan 18, 2009

    I have a question? Why do I need spaghatt sauce, tomato sauce and tomato paste?Katts

  • strongkat
    Jan 7, 2008

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