Pizza Pepperoni Pasta Recipe

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Pizza Pepperoni Pasta Recipe
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Pizza Pepperoni Pasta Recipe

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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
Recommended: Pizza-Flavored Recipes
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.

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

Cook pasta according to package directions.
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.
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.
Cover and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Pizza Pepperoni Pasta in Healthy Cooking August/September 2010, p55

Nutritional 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.

  • 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
  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. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Pizza Pepperoni Pasta in Healthy Cooking August/September 2010, p55

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PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 255835
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2016

"We thought this was just ok, nothing special. If I try this again I'm going to put in more fresh vegetables and use more cheese. I needed another spice too... maybe the garlic powder the other reviewer suggested. I did like the addition of Worcestershire sauce. I'll be adding that in to other recipes now too. Overall, this was a fine meal, but I doubt I'd make this again."

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mother of 3 User ID: 1726536 109300
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2014

"My own spin meant the onion, diced tomatoes & Worcestershire were omitted & shredded cheddar stood in for mozzarella. Adding garlic powder could tweak it. Tastes great!"

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Litz71 User ID: 6196462 129627
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2012

"I've made this recipe a few times...The kids LOVE it! :)"

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lurky27 User ID: 1251896 173783
Reviewed May. 10, 2011

"Yummy! If you're using a 24 ounce jar of pasta sauce, just use the whole thing. No need to measure it out. Also, I topped with an 8 ounce package of shredded mozzarella cheese.

~ Theresa"

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aleduc User ID: 3524342 109299
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2010

"I substituted elbow macaroni, added 4 tsp of sugar to the sauce, and squeezed italian turkey sausage (brat style) out of its casing (in place of plain ground turkey). It's nice that the recipe makes a large amount, because we just can't get enough of it!"

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momin9803 User ID: 1522414 191675
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2010

"This is so good & so quick/easy. My picky husband loved it and has requested it several times since."

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Pamm52 User ID: 2039807 122048
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2010

"I also used spaghetti squash in here and stewed tomatoes. it is a keeper indeed!"

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