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Pepperoni Pizza Pasta

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  1 reviews
  • 25 min prep time
  • 60 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Italian-style dinner ready in just an hour! Cheesy pasta and pepperoni baked in pizza sauce makes a yummy dish.

Ingredients

8
oz. (2 cups) uncooked ziti (long tubular pasta)
1
(14-oz.) jar pizza sauce
2
oz. sliced pepperoni, halved (about 3/4 cup)
1/4
cup finely chopped green bell pepper
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1
garlic clove, minced
4
oz. (1 cup) shredded mozzarella cheese

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • 2 Cook ziti to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain.
  • 3 In large bowl, combine cooked ziti, pizza sauce, pepperoni, bell pepper, Parmesan cheese, oregano and garlic; mix well. Spoon into sprayed baking dish; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Cover with foil.
  • 4 Bake at 375°F. for 30 to 35 minutes or until mixture is thoroughly heated and cheese is melted.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • 2 Cook ziti to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain.
  • 3 In large bowl, combine cooked ziti, pizza sauce, pepperoni, bell pepper, Parmesan cheese, oregano and garlic; mix well. Spoon into sprayed baking dish; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Cover with foil.
  • 4 Bake at 375°F. for 30 to 35 minutes or until mixture is thoroughly heated and cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

Prepare recipe as directed above except omit mozzarella cheese; do not bake. Cover with foil; freeze. When ready to use, do not thaw; bake, covered, at 375°F. for 1 hour. Uncover; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and mixture is bubbly.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
Calories from Fat
140
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
25%
Saturated Fat
8g
40%
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
1180mg
49%
Total Carbohydrate
51g
17%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
8g
8%
Protein
22g
22%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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