Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Pepperoni Pasta Bake

Pepperoni Pasta Bake
Pasta Bakes are a favorite of mine and my family.  I love them because they are so easy and quick to make.  Perfect for those days when I am running from place to place.   Add a salad, bread and you have a meal.   Whenever I am serving  Pepperoni Pasta Bake, I don't need to call the family twice for dinner.   They come running. It is one of their favorites for dinner.  My youngest believes it is Pepperoni Pizza in pasta form.
The sauce, cheese and pepperoni do add the great taste of pizza topping flavor to the pasta.
To start making the pasta bake you stir together cooked penne pasta, your favorite spaghetti sauce, red pepper flakes,  pepperoni, and mozzarella cheese.  Pour the mixture into a prepared baking dish, top with more cheese and bake for about 30 minutes.  Take out of the oven and let it cool for about 10 minutes and serve.  Your dinner is ready to enjoy:)

Pepperoni Pasta Bake
Quartered Pepperoni Slices

1-1/2 cups dry penne pasta
2-1/2 cups spaghetti sauce
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2/3 cup quartered sliced pepperoni (cut slices into quarters)
1 1/2-cups mozzarella cheese, divided
Cooking Spray


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1. Cook pasta according to package directions.  Drain and rinse with cold water and set aside.
2. In a large mixing bowl stir the spaghetti sauce with the red pepper flakes.
3. Add pasta and stir well. Then add pepperoni and 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese and stir until well mixed

Pasta with Spaghetti Sauce and Red Pepper Flakes

Pasta with Sauce, Cheese, and Pepperoni

4. Spray lightly an 8x8 inch-baking dish. Pour pasta mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining ½ cup mozzarella cheese over the pasta.

5. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes.  Remove foil and bake 10 minutes longer or until bubbly.
6. Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Makes approximately 4 servings



  1. What a comfy baked pasta. Looks delicious!

  2. This is amazing this I'll definitely will do something similar next week, I say similar because in my kitchen where is pasta there is sweetcorn, don't ask me why because I dont know, I just love it too much :) Thanks for inspiration!
    Sending Smiles and hugs
    Little Housewife