Peppy Parmesan Pasta Recipe

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Peppy Parmesan Pasta Recipe
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Peppy Parmesan Pasta Recipe

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When my husband and I needed dinner in a hurry, we came up with this dish that gets spicy flavor from pepperoni. We like to use angel hair pasta because it cooks faster than other noodles. —Debbie Horst, Phoenix, Arizona
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces angel hair pasta
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 package (3 ounces) sliced pepperoni
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or salt-free seasoning blend, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions

Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a serving bowl, combine the tomato, pepperoni, olives, cheese, oil, salt if desired and garlic powder. Drain pasta; add to the tomato mixture and toss to coat. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Peppy Parmesan Pasta in Quick Cooking September/October 1999, p8

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 360 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 613mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 14g protein.

  • 8 ounces angel hair pasta
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 package (3 ounces) sliced pepperoni
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or salt-free seasoning blend, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a serving bowl, combine the tomato, pepperoni, olives, cheese, oil, salt if desired and garlic powder. Drain pasta; add to the tomato mixture and toss to coat. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Peppy Parmesan Pasta in Quick Cooking September/October 1999, p8

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smiller07 User ID: 3667290 26616
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2010

"Yum, yum, YUMMY! I loved this pasta! I deviated slightly from the recipe by using bow-tie pasta and no tomato, but it was still amazing! I will absolutely make this pasta again--super easy and super flavorful!"

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flocee User ID: 570458 75848
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2010

"Loved it...Next time I would break pasta in half before cooking..Had to add a little more olive oil.."

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bunny13 User ID: 1745144 27326
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2010

"Great dinner in a jiffy! Add mushrooms for more fun - I added a little pasta cooking water for moisture. quick and tasty!"

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eawinters User ID: 2493786 26614
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2009

"This was good. We are not much for pepperoni, so I substituted lean ham and some Tabasco sauce. We found the servings generous for five people. Next time I will try it with whole-wheat pasta or spaghetti squash or perhaps a mixture of the two."

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