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Pepperoni Pasta

December 31, 2020Teresa

Oh my goodness. Another fantastic pepperoni pizza type recipe! Pepperoni Pasta is a delicious layered casserole with rigatoni and cheese layers and a double-meat layer with ground beef and pepperoni. Not only that but this simple entree is actually easy to whip up too.

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I make up meals for my neighbor all the time. She has provided so much comfort and help after John’s stroke that I try to take opportunities to bless their family with food. Back in October she had a cancerous squamish cell carcinoma removed. I offered to bring them a meal afterwards. I made this entree and served it with my favorite Rapid Rise Italian Herb Bread, Winter Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing and a Strawberry Texas Sheet Cake. They never turn down one of my meals and they loved this one.

The pasta is gooey, cheesy and really wonderful comfort food if you enjoy Italian dishes. I know, I have a LOT of pepperoni pasta dishes throughout my blog. I can’t help it. I love them. 🙂 But Pepperoni Pasta is made differently and has great texture. I’m sure it will provide as much enjoyment for your family as it did for our neighbors. Bon Appetit!

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Pepperoni Pasta is a delightful Italian main dish.

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This is a great entree for company since almost everyone enjoys Italian dishes with pasta.

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Having the large rigatoni noodles added a lot of texture to this fantastic dish.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

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Saute ground sirloin, green bell pepper, garlic and onions in a skillet.

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Cook and stir until no pink remains in the beef. Drain any grease.

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Add spaghetti sauce, drained mushrooms and pepperoni.

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Stir to combine and heat through.

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Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions and drain.

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Spread half of the pepperoni sauce onto the bottom of a greased 9×13″ baking dish.

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Spread half of the cooked, rigatoni noodles over top.

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Sprinkle with half of the mozzarella cheese.

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Sprinkle with half of the provolone cheese. It’s rare when I can find shredded provolone cheese. I usually have to buy it in slices and cut it down in strips.

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Spoon remaining pepperoni sauce over top of cheeses.

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Top with remaining rigatoni.

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Sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese over top of the rigatoni noodles.

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Sprinkle remaining provolone cheese over top of the mozzarella layer.

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Sprinkle parmesan cheese over top.

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Bake at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with Italian seasoning, if desired.

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Pepperoni Pasta is kid friendly too.

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You’ll enjoy every forkful of this tasty main dish.

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If you like cheesy pasta dishes, you’ll love Pepperoni Pasta.

Here’s the recipe.

PEPPERONI PASTA

(Recipe adapted from Taste of Home, Ground Beef Cookbook)

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Pepperoni Pasta is a fantastic layered casserole that includes ground beef, pepperoni and three cheeses. It's gooey, delicious and perfect for company dinners because it's sure to please everyone. This kid-friendly casserole can be whipped up in under an hour. Plus, it's so delicious you'll find it requested for your dinner menu often. If you enjoy Italian dishes, this scrumptious entree will be a big hit at your home.
Pepperoni Pasta | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | easy layered #Italian #pasta dish. This one includes #pepperoni, #GroundBeef, #Parmesan, #mozzarella & #provolone cheeses. Great comfort food meal. #Rigatoni #PepperoniPasta
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
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Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, brown beef, onion, green pepper and garlic over medium heat.
  2. Cook until meat is no longer pink.
  3. Drain any grease.
  4. Add spaghetti sauce, mushrooms, pepperoni.
  5. Stir to combine.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Spray a 9x13” glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  8. Spread half of the meat sauce on bottom of baking dish.
  9. Top with half of the cooked rotini (or rigatoni).
  10. Sprinkle with ½ cup mozzarella and ½ cup provolone cheese.
  11. Repeat layers once.
  12. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  13. Bake, covered with foil at 400° for about 30-35 minutes or until mixture is bubbly around the edges and heated through.
  14. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning, if desired.
  15. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.
  16. Sprinkle additional parmesan cheese over top of individual servings, if desired.
Recipe Notes
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.
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Nutrition Facts
Pepperoni Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 392 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 1055mg 44%
Potassium 352mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 11g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 14%
Vitamin C 28%
Calcium 16%
Iron 17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Pepperoni Pasta will rev your engines!

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This gooey, cheesy dish is comfort food extraordinaire!

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Pepperoni Pasta is hearty, filling and completely satisfying.

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Doesn’t Pepperoni Pasta look scrumptious?

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2 Comments

  • Claire

    December 31, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    I made this and it was a hit! So good! I did use turkey pepperoni so there wouldn’t be as much grease created by the pepperoni and I always grate my own cheese so it melts better. This is a keeper, everyone loves it!

    1. Teresa

      January 4, 2021 at 5:15 am

      Hi Claire. So glad you enjoyed the recipe. It’s so easy and delicious. 🙂

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