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Spinach Pepperoni Spaghetti

In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Joanne Laing Soyk uses fresh basil to flavor this medley of mushrooms, pepperoni, spinach and spaghetti. "It's delicious accompanied with breadsticks," she remarks.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 package (7 ounces) thin spaghetti
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) pepperoni, cut into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 cups torn fresh spinach
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided


  • Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a skillet, saute mushrooms and pepperoni in butter until mushrooms are tender. Stir in spinach, basil and lemon juice. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until spinach is wilted. Drain spaghetti. Toss with pepperoni mixture and 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan cheese.

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  • keepers1118
    Jan 6, 2018

    As written, a four. To make it a five, add 2-3 cloves of garlic to the mushroom mixture. Can use kale in place of the spinach. Add some fresh ground black pepper and save some of the cooking water from the spaghetti so it won't be as dry.

  • BillandSherra
    Jan 23, 2011

    I think I will try it with a little marinara sauce as a binder. Otherwise, tasty and quick