If your family is like mine, they LOVE pizza! When I saw an idea for a similar recipe, I knew I would have to tweak it and make it for dinner last week. I thought it was exceptionally good! The only complaint from my family is that it needed MORE cheese and MORE pepperoni. They think it can never have enough!
You could add anything to this that you would like on pizza. I happened to have some leftover pieces of breakfast sausage, so I crumbled it up and threw that it. I added the mushrooms and green peppers, but you could certainly leave out the veggies if your family doesn’t like them. Other good add-ins might be onion, olives, ham, beef, or Italian sausage. You can also change your pasta to anything you like. I just happened to have rotini in the pantry, but next time I might try some kind of fun shaped pasta.
Something else I did that you wouldn’t have to do is to cook the pepperoni a little bit before adding it to the pasta. I did that because for me pepperoni is too greasy. I wanted to cook out a little of the grease before adding it in, but you can just throw it in uncooked.
This was a quick & easy weeknight dinner. I’ll definitely be making it again. Though next time to please my husband, I’ll just have to add pepperoni & cheese not by the cup, but by the pound! 🙂
- 5 cups cooked pasta
- 2 cups pepperoni, roughly chopped & more to add on top
- 1 cup sausage, cooked & finely chopped
- 8 oz mushrooms
- 1/3 cup green pepper, finely chopped
- 1 1/2-(26oz) jars spaghetti sauce
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
In a large oven-proof skillet, cook sausage until no longer pink.
Remove sausage from skillet.
Cook mushrooms & green pepper in sausage drippings until softened.
Add chopped pepperoni and cook 3-5 minutes.
Drain off excess grease.
Add spaghetti sauce.
Heat over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Stir in cooked pasta, sausage, mushrooms, and green pepper.
Spread shredded mozzarella cheese over the top and then dot with extra pepperoni.
Place skillet under broiler until the cheese is brown and bubbly.