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.
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!
Pepperoni Pasta is a delightful Italian main dish.
This is a great entree for company since almost everyone enjoys Italian dishes with pasta.
Having the large rigatoni noodles added a lot of texture to this fantastic dish.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Saute ground sirloin, green bell pepper, garlic and onions in a skillet.
Cook and stir until no pink remains in the beef. Drain any grease.
Add spaghetti sauce, drained mushrooms and pepperoni.
Stir to combine and heat through.
Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions and drain.
Spread half of the pepperoni sauce onto the bottom of a greased 9×13″ baking dish.
Spread half of the cooked, rigatoni noodles over top.
Sprinkle with half of the mozzarella cheese.
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.
Spoon remaining pepperoni sauce over top of cheeses.
Top with remaining rigatoni.
Sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese over top of the rigatoni noodles.
Sprinkle remaining provolone cheese over top of the mozzarella layer.
Sprinkle parmesan cheese over top.
Bake at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with Italian seasoning, if desired.
Pepperoni Pasta is kid friendly too.
You’ll enjoy every forkful of this tasty main dish.
If you like cheesy pasta dishes, you’ll love Pepperoni Pasta.
Here’s the recipe.
(Recipe adapted from Taste of Home, Ground Beef Cookbook)
Pepperoni Pasta will rev your engines!
This gooey, cheesy dish is comfort food extraordinaire!
Pepperoni Pasta is hearty, filling and completely satisfying.
Doesn’t Pepperoni Pasta look scrumptious?