Thursday, February 5, 2009

Pepperoni Pizzazz

Tonight I made a new recipe. We tried it.... and we liked it! For only 52 cents per serving I will be making this again in the near future. It doesn't taste like pizza, or spaghetti. Brad wanted me to make sure I added that it's like nothing he has ever had before (and he meant that in a good way since he said he really liked it). I didn't add the green pepper because my kids don't care for them.

8 ounces uncooked penne pasta
1 jar (28 ounces) spaghetti sauce, divided
1 package (8 ounces) sliced pepperoni
1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, combine 2-1/3 cups spaghetti sauce, pepperoni, mushrooms, green pepper, onion, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes in a bowl. Drain pasta; add to sauce mixture and mix well. Transfer to a greased 3-qt. baking dish. Combine the tomato sauce and remaining spaghetti sauce; pour over top. Cover and bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake, uncovered, 5-10 longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 9 servings.


mommyofgirls said...

That looks so good! I almost want to make it for breakfast:)

Willoughby said...

I think my kids would go crazy for this!

trina said...

OMG! that looks so darn good I think my whole family would love it.

trina said...

OMG!! that looks soooooooooooo good, I think my whole family would love it, I may have to try it tomorrow! thanx heidi.

Mommy's Kitchen said...

That looks so darn good. OMGOODNESS I have to make this as well. You cook so much like me and am loving all these recipes at your site.