Friday, February 19, 2010

Pizza Pasta

This is an oh-so-fun, kid-friendly spin on pizza and pasta (two of my favorite things). You can mix and match any of the "toppings" for whatever your family likes. If you try this, let me know what you used. I'd love to try other ideas.

1 (12-ounce) package penne pasta
1 small onion, chopped
1 (14 ounce) jar pizza sauce
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (3 1/4 ounce) package sliced pepperoni, cut in half
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 small can sliced black olives
1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

What You'll Do
- Bring a large pot of (lightly) salted water to a boil. Stir in pasta and cook until pasta is al dente. Drain.

- In a skillet over medium heat, cook the onions until tender.

- In a large bowl, mix the pizza sauce and tomato sauce. Stir in the onion, pepperoni, mushrooms, olives, and 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese. Gently mix in the cooked pasta until pasta is evenly coated. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.

- Cover with aluminium and bake 30 minutes.

- Remove aluminium, top with remaining 1 cup cheese and bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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Blessed with Grace


Orange it Lovely said...

ok now THAT looks delish AND easy!
~ Tana

Lori E said...

Cheese, pasta...what's not to like here. Yum.

Laura said...

YUM! That looks so good. Im gonna have to try making that.

Kristen @ Miss Prissy Paige said...

pizza + pasta = my favorite foods. I definitely have to try this recipe. It would be really good with some buffalo chicken, celery and blue cheese!

Melissa said...

That does sound good, and I like the flexibility of the recipe! I'm also liking Kristen's idea of adding buffalo chicken.

Pam Ponder said...

Yummy sounds like heaven thanks

SnoWhite said...

I think my husband would enjoy this :)

Brenda said...

Looks like a fun way to get the taste of pizza.


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