Pepperoni Pasta Bake Recipe

Pepperoni Pasta Bake Recipe

How To Make Pepperoni Pasta Bake

Impress your family and guests with this inexpensive yet surely delicious pasta bake, which is a combination of the famous pepperoni pizza and pasta!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 40 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1lbdry pasta,your choice
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • ½white onion,finely diced
  • ½tspdried oregano
  • 4garlic cloves,minced
  • 2cupsmarinara sauce
  • 15oztomatoes,diced, drained
  • 2cupsmozzarella cheese,shredded, divided
  • ½cupParmesan cheese
  • 30pepperonis,sliced into halves
  • basil,fresh, chopped, or Italian parsley, optional, to top
  • Parmesan cheese,shaved, optional, to top

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Cook the pasta in generously salted water according to package instructions until al dente

  3. While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes until it is cooked and translucent. Add the garlic and oregano and cook for 1 minute more, stirring occasionally, until the garlic is fragrant. Remove from heat.

  4. Once the pasta is finished cooking, drain the water and return the pasta back to the pot. Stir in the garlic and onion mixture, marinara sauce, diced tomatoes, mozzarella (reserve a small handful of the cheese for the topping), Parmesan, and pepperonis. Mix until well-blended.

  5. Transfer the pasta to a greased baking dish, then sprinkle the remaining Mozzarella cheese on top. Bake uncovered for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and starts to brown around the edges.

  6. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 2068.88kcal
  • Fat: 135.46g
  • Saturated Fat: 55.52g
  • Trans Fat: 3.44g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 49.77g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 10.08g
  • Carbohydrates: 105.09g
  • Fiber: 7.66g
  • Sugar: 15.24g
  • Protein: 100.76g
  • Cholesterol: 351.42mg
  • Sodium: 5442.86mg
  • Calcium: 1094.56mg
  • Potassium: 1662.82mg
  • Iron: 6.75mg
  • Vitamin A: 382.77µg
  • Vitamin C: 20.77mg
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