A FAMILY FAVORITE MEAL
I ‘ve been in a pizza mood recently. I ‘ve been craving pizza and anything that tastes like pizza. Ok in all honesty, I am always in a pizza mood. Did you catch the PEPPERONI PIZZA PASTA SALAD from final week ? And immediately I ‘m sharing another pizza-inspired recipe : Pizza Pasta Bake .
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What is pizza pasta? Let ‘s start with the basics of what this recipe is precisely. Pizza pasta is just cooked pasta that has been mixed with pizza sauce and pizza toppings. This is a in truth playfulness recipe to play around with because you can use reasonably much any pasta condition you love and add any of your darling pizza toppings to the mix. Can I use pizza sauce for pasta? Yes ! Funny enough I get this motion a fortune on social media. so I am going to show you in this recipe how I use it. Pizza sauce is more digest in relish than your typical marinara sauce. So if I am using it in pasta, I dilute it some with water or chicken broth.
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Which pizza sauce is best? If I am in the climate, I will make my own HOMEMADE PIZZA SAUCE RECIPE. But sometimes we do n’t feel like doing all that, proper ? I try to show more low-cost options here on my web site so folk music do n’t feel like they have to buy an expensive mark to make something good ( like Great Value items. ) however, if you have the money to splurge on something a bite extra, I truly like Rao ‘s Pizza Sauce. It is angstrom close to homemade as you can get in my opinion. Can this be frozen? Yes, prepare the pasta ( barely do n’t bake ). Cover very well to protect against deep-freeze burn. then continue with bake instructions when you ‘re ready to eat. note : you will have to add on extra cooking clock since you will be cooking from freeze. How do I store leftovers? Any leftovers should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR PIZZA PASTA: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
- ground beef
- Italian seasoning
- pizza sauce
- rotini pasta
- mozzarella cheese
- pepperoni slices
HOW TO MAKE PIZZA PASTA:
Cook 3 cups of pasta according to box directions. Drain pasta well. Brown background gripe with onion, garlic and italian seasoning. Start preheating your oven to 350F degrees. Drain overindulgence dirt from ground gripe .
In a large bowl, mix together pizza sauce and water .
Add in cook pasta, 1 ½ cups mozzarella tall mallow, cooked flat coat gripe and 20 slices of pepperoni ( that have been sliced in half. ) Stir well .
Spray an 8 ” ten 8 ” baking dish with nonstick cook spray. Pour in pasta mixture .
Sprinkle with remaining ½ cup of mozzarella cheese .
put remaining pepperoni slices on top .
cover with aluminum foil. eminence : I like to spray the inside of the aluminum foil with nonstick spray so the cheese does n’t stick to it while baking or use nonstick aluminum foil. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Remove aluminum foil and broil for another 5-10 minutes ( until cheese is melted. )
Serve with a wrinkle green salad and garlic bread or garlic breadsticks .
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Easy Pizza Pasta (+Video)
This Pizza Pasta recipe is a family favorite. Flavorful pizza sauce tossed with rotini noodles, pizza toppings and melted cheese. Delicious and easy!
- 1 pound earth beef, ( or italian sausage )
- ½ onion, diced
- 1 cling garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon italian Seasoning
- 14 snow leopard clash pizza sauce
- ¾ cup water
- 3 cups rotini pasta, measure before fudge
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese, divided use
- 36 slices pepperoni, divided use
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Cook 3 cups of pasta according to package directions. Drain well.
Brown and crumble ground beef with onion, garlic and Italian seasoning. Drain excess grease from ground beef.
Start preheating oven to 350F degrees
- In a big bowl, mix together pizza sauce and water .
Add to the bowl, cooked pasta, 1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese, cooked ground beef and 20 slices of pepperoni (that have been sliced in half). Stir well.
Spray an 8″x 8″ baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Pour in pasta mixture.
Sprinkle with remaining ½ cup of mozzarella cheese. Place remaining pepperoni slices on top.
Cover with aluminum foil. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes.
Remove aluminum foil and bake for another 5-10 minutes (until cheese is fully melted).
- I like to spray the inside of the aluminum foil with nonstick spray so the cheese doesn’t stick to it while baking or use nonstick aluminum foil.
- You can substitute the jar of pizza sauce & water for one jar of spaghetti sauce.
- Have fun with this dish and add more of your favorite pizza toppings like mushrooms & green peppers
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Did you make this recipe ? contribution it on Instagram @ thecountrycook and mention us # thecountrycook in the first place published : August 2012
Updated & republished : October 2021