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Pizza Pasta
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13 INGREDIENTS • 8 STEPS • 25MINS

Pizza Pasta

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Pizza pasta tastes just like a comforting sausage pepperoni pizza, but as a pasta casserole! Make supreme pizza pasta skillet with simple, adaptable ingredients and enjoy in under 30 minutes.
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Mama Gourmand
Melissa is a recipe developer, photographer, and cookbook author who lives in northern Indiana, outside of Chicago, with her husband and four children. She began her food blog, MamaGourmand, in late 2015 at the insistence of her sister to share her passion for cooking, writing, and photography.
https://www.mamagourmand.com/
Pizza pasta tastes just like a comforting sausage pepperoni pizza, but as a pasta casserole! Make supreme pizza pasta skillet with simple, adaptable ingredients and enjoy in under 30 minutes.
25MINS
Total Time
$1.94
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
6
US / Metric
Penne Pasta
12 oz
Penne Pasta
regular or gluten-free
or Rotini Pasta
Olive Oil
1/2 Tbsp
Ground Italian Sausage
1 lb
Ground Italian Sausage
Onion
1
Small Onion, chopped
Garlic
2 cloves
Garlic, minced
Salt
1/2 tsp
Salt
decrease to 1/4 tsp if pasta water was salted
Crushed Tomatoes
4 cups
Crushed Tomatoes
Pepperoni Sausage
1/2 cup
Chopped Pepperoni Sausage
plus additional for topping
Mozzarella Cheese
1 1/2 cups
Grated Mozzarella Cheese, divided
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
685
Fat
34.4 g
Protein
32.3 g
Carbs
59.9 g
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Mama Gourmand
Melissa is a recipe developer, photographer, and cookbook author who lives in northern Indiana, outside of Chicago, with her husband and four children. She began her food blog, MamaGourmand, in late 2015 at the insistence of her sister to share her passion for cooking, writing, and photography.
https://www.mamagourmand.com/

Author's Notes

To lighten the dish, substitute turkey sausage. Ground beef may also be used in place of the sausage.

Skip the cheese to make the recipe dairy-free or lighten calories.

For low-carb pizza pasta, use keto pasta or substitute cauliflower rice.
Cooking InstructionsHide images
step 1
Boil Penne Pasta (12 oz) according to directions. Drain and set aside.
step 2
Meanwhile, while the pasta is boiling, heat a large, oven-proof deep skillet over medium heat, and add Olive Oil (1/2 Tbsp). Cook the Ground Italian Sausage (1 lb) breaking up with a spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
step 3
Add the Onion (1) and Green Bell Pepper (1). Cook, stirring often, until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the Garlic (2 cloves) and cook for 30 seconds longer.
step 4
Stir in the Dried Basil (1 tsp), Dried Oregano (1 tsp), Salt (1/2 tsp), Ground Black Pepper (1/4 tsp), Crushed Tomatoes (4 cups), and Pepperoni Sausage (1/2 cup).
step 5
Scrape up browned bits at the bottom of the pan and simmer for 5 minutes. Preheat the broiler.
step 6
Stir in the half the cooked pasta and Mozzarella Cheese (1/2 cup). Toss to combine then add the remaining cooked pasta. Toss gently to combine.
step 6 Stir in the half the cooked pasta and Mozzarella Cheese (1/2 cup). Toss to combine then add the remaining cooked pasta. Toss gently to combine.
step 7
Sprinkle with remaining Mozzarella Cheese (1 cup) and pepperoni slices. Broil for 1-2 minutes or until pepperoni crisps and cheese bubbles.
step 8
Serve your Pizza Pasta immediately. Enjoy!
step 8 Serve your Pizza Pasta immediately. Enjoy!
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Shellfish-Free
Dinner
Pork
Quick & Easy
Pasta
Italian
Pizza
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