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Peppy Parmesan Pasta Recipe

Peppy Parmesan Pasta Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 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 or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or salt-free seasoning blend, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a serving bowl, combine the tomato, pepperoni, olives, Parmesan cheese, oil, salt if desired and garlic powder. Drain pasta; add to the tomato mixture and toss to coat. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

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

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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!"

Reviewed Jan. 29, 2010

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

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!"

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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