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Pizza Pepperoni Pasta

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.

Makes

8 servings

Turkey pepperoni adds classic Italian flavor to this family-friendly main dish that’s done in a flash. It’s ideal for busy weeknights or for satisfying a potluck crowd. Serve with a green salad and breadsticks, and dinner’s done. —Amy Bipes, Topeka, Kansas
Pizza Pepperoni Pasta Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 3 cups uncooked whole wheat spiral pasta
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2-1/2 cups garden-style spaghetti sauce
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 ounces sliced turkey pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, cook turkey and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the spaghetti sauce, tomatoes, basil, oregano, Worcestershire sauce and pepper; set aside.
  3. Drain pasta. Transfer to a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Top with spaghetti sauce mixture and pepperoni. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  4. Cover and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/4 cups: 299 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 752mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 5g fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat.

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