Pizza Pasta

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Rated 5.0 based on 2 customer reviews
Pizza Pasta
Pizza Pasta
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Ingredients

  • 4 cups rigatoni pasta
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 12 ounces bulk Italian sausage
  • 2 cups shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
  • 1 (3 ounce) package pepperoni slices
  • 8 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta at a boil until al dente, 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Stir 4 cups water, tomato paste, garlic, parsley, onion powder, oregano, and basil together in a saucepan; bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat; add sausage and cook until the meat browns and is no longer pink, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes.
  4. Drain grease from the pan and place over medium-low heat. Pour tomato sauce over the sausage; add mozzarella cheese and pepperoni slices. Stir the mixture, cover the pot, and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Stir cooked pasta to sauce and stir to coat. Divide into bowls and serve warm. Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese as desired.

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Image of Laura Griffin
February 02, 2018 at 9:08pm

Laura Griffin says:

This actually tasted like pizza, which was amazing. Can't go wrong with sausage and pepperoni either! Next time I will probably mix in bell peppers.

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January 18, 2018 at 8:29pm

Jessica Scott says:

My kids went crazy over this pizza-inspired pasta. I make spaghetti so much, I know they get tired of eating it all the time. This recipe was a great alternative for them, and really easy for me to make on busy weeknights. This is definitely a new favorite in the Scott household.