An easy crowd-pleasing one pot meal that the whole family will love! Everyone will be begging for seconds!

One Pot Pizza Pasta Bake - An easy crowd-pleasing one pot meal that the whole family will love! Everyone will be begging for seconds!

My name is Chung-Ah and I am a mini pepperoni hoarder.

 As weird as that sounds, I really am.

After going to 5 different grocery stores to find mini pepperonis, how do you NOT hoard them?

The minute I hit the grocery jackpot, I loaded up the cart with 10 packages of mini pepperonis. I have no idea what I’m going to do with them but who knows when I am going to find mini pepperonis again?

At least I was able to use some of it in this one pot dish. Yes, I have yet another one pot recipe for you guys today. I just can’t get enough of these one pot meals!

Plus, I’ll do anything for less dishes. Jason is the occasional dishwasher but he always lets them sit for 2-3 hrs before cleaning them. I, on the hand hand, need to get them done the minute they hit the sink.

But with this – you’ll only find one dirty pot in the sink. And it’s the easiest pizza I have ever made. Plus, the mini pepperonis are so much fun to eat!

One Pot Pizza Pasta Bake

An easy crowd-pleasing one pot meal that the whole family will love! Everyone will be begging for seconds!
5 stars (6 ratings)

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces spicy Italian sausage, casing removed
  • ½ cup mini pepperoni, divided
  • 1 15-ounce can tomato sauce
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 ounces rotini pasta
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to broil.
  • Heat olive oil in a large oven-proof skillet over medium high heat. Add Italian sausage and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the sausage as it cooks; drain excess fat. Stir in 1/4 cup pepperoni until heated through, about 1 minute.
  • Stir in tomato sauce, oregano, basil garlic powder, pasta and 1 1/2 cups water; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer until pasta is cooked through, about 12-14 minutes.
  • Remove from heat; top with mozzarella and remaining 1/4 cup pepperoni. Place into oven and cook until melted and golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

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