Ok, so, what is everyone’s favorite foods? I think for most the answer would be pizza or pasta. Well, look at this heavenly goodness! It’s pizza pasta! Say whaaaa? Yeah, I know. This is going on my list for sure.
I actually have all of the ingredients in the house. Well, except the pepperoni, but I prefer sausage on my pizzas anyway.
This is sure to be a hit with your family. You get the cheesy goodness and the meatiness of the pizza, but you also get the textures of the pasta. Not to mention, it’s far cheaper than buying a pizza. Pizzas are really, really expensive. I don’t order it often, and so I always forget how spendy they actually are.
Thanks to Brandie at The Country Cook for this great recipe!
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tsp. Italian Seasoning
- 1 (14 oz.) jar pizza sauce
- 3/4 cup water
- 3 cups rotini pasta (measure before cooking)
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese, divided use
- 36 slices pepperoni, divided use
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta well.
- Brown ground beef with onion, garlic and Italian seasoning.
- (Start preheating your oven to 350F degrees)
- Drain excess grease from ground beef.
- In a large bowl, mix together pizza sauce and water.
- Add in cooked pasta, 1 1/2 cups mozarella cheese, and 20 slices of pepperoni (that have been sliced in half). Stir well.
- Spray 8x8 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Pour in pasta mixture.
- Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese.
- Place remaining pepperoni slices on top.
- Cover with aluminum foil.
- Note: I like to spray the inside of the aluminum foil with nonstick spray so the cheese doesn't stick to it while baking. Or you can use that new nonstick aluminum foil they have out now.
- Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
- Remove aluminum foil and bake for another 5-10 minutes (until cheese is melted).