Pepperoni Pizza Penne Pasta Recipe

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Sebastian Published: February 26, 2021 Modified: June 14, 2021
Pepperoni Pizza Penne Pasta Recipe

How To Make Pepperoni Pizza Penne Pasta

This Pepperoni Pizza Penne Pasta dish brings the delights of your favorite pepperoni pizza into pasta form, with marinara, mini pepperoni, mozzarella balls.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 12ozpenne pasta
  • 1cupmarinara sauce,homemade, or store-bought
  • ½tspdried oregano
  • 4ozmini pepperoni
  • 8ozmini mozzarella balls
  • basil,chopped, to garnish

Spicy Breadcrumb Topper:

  • 2tbspbutter
  • ½cupbreadcrumbs
  • ¼tspred pepper flakes
  • pinchsalt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Add the penne pasta to salted water and cook according to the package instructions.

Spicy Breadcrumb Topper:

  1. While the pasta cooks, melt the butter in a small skillet over low heat.

  2. Add the breadcrumbs and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring regularly, for 4 to 5 minutes until breadcrumbs are toasted and browned.

  3. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

To Assemble:

  1. When the penne has cooked, drain it and return to the hot pot. Stir in the marinara sauce and oregano.

  2. Turn off the heat, fold in the mini pepperonis, and mini mozzarella balls.

  3. Divide the pepperoni pizza penne between the bowls and garnish with fresh basil and spicy crispy breadcrumbs, if using.

Recipe Notes

If there are no mini pepperonis, use normal-sized pepperoni and cut it into quarters. If there are leftovers, toss it in a small buttered baking dish, adding the leftover crispy breadcrumbs to the top, and baking it the next day at 350 degrees F for about 20 minutes for a delicious baked pasta dish.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 509.78kcal
  • Fat: 22.52g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.56g
  • Trans Fat: 0.47g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.08g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.82g
  • Carbohydrates: 53.37g
  • Fiber: 3.19g
  • Sugar: 4.90g
  • Protein: 22.03g
  • Cholesterol: 60.76mg
  • Sodium: 824.14mg
  • Calcium: 240.06mg
  • Potassium: 375.51mg
  • Iron: 2.07mg
  • Vitamin A: 115.19µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.02mg
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