Pizza meets pasta. Really? Can you think of anything better for dinner?
When I saw this, I knew it would be a hit. And it was. Really, what's not to love? Cheesy pasta covered in pepperoni?
I thought about adding some veggies but then I knew the kids wouldn't eat it. I would have loved some peppers and onions. The kids thought it was perfect the way it was! :-)
If you'd like to make a grown up version, add some peppers, onions, olives and mushrooms!
Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Recipe
Adapted from Simple and Delicious
8 oz. dry small shell macaroni, uncooked
1 cup grated parmesan cheese, 4 oz.
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
Spaghetti sauce, about 26 oz.
2 cups mozzarella cheese, 8 oz.
28 slices of pepperoni
Spray 13 x 9 in. baking pan with cooking spray, set aside. Cook macaroni according to package directions, drain, set aside.
Beat eggs in a bowl, add parmesan cheese and pepper, mix well. Stir in macaroni. Spoon into a prepared baking dish, cover with pasta sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Top with pepperoni.
Bake 20 minutes at 375 or until cheese is melted and golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.
Make an everything pizza pasta casserole by adding peppers, onions, black olives and mushrooms!
Total calories = 2904 calories
8 servings = 363 calories per serving
1 serving Pepperoni Pizza Pasta + small salad = 463 calorie dinner
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