Friday, September 24, 2010

Pepperoni Pasta Bake





Some food humor…Have a nice weekend Ladies & Gents.


Little Johnny and his family lived in the country, and as a result seldom had guests. He was eager to help his mother after his father appeared with two dinner guests from the office.

When the dinner was nearly over, Little Johnny went to the kitchen and proudly carried in the first piece of apple pie, giving it to his father who passed it to a guest. Little Johnny came in with a second piece of pie and gave it to his father, who again gave it to a guest.

This was too much for Little Johnny, who said, "It's no use, Dad. The pieces are all the same size."







INGREDIENTS


• 1 lb spiral noodles
• 1/2 pound lean ground beef
• 1 onion, chopped
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 1 red bell pepper, chopped
• 1 whole pepperoni log, medium dice (skin removed)
• 14-16 ounces pizza sauce (found in pasta sauce section)
• 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese







DIRECTIONS


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Cook noodles according to package directions.

In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef with the onion, garlic and green bell pepper. Drain excess fat. Stir in the noodles, pepperoni, pizza sauce, and mix well. Pour this mixture into a 2-quart casserole dish.


Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 minutes, top with the cheese, then bake for 5 to 10 more minutes.



“ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh”



30 comments:

Clements Family said...

Yum! That looks delish! We love pepperoni in our pasta!

Lyndsey said...

This is a perfect family meal! Love the humor!

Liz said...

This looks great - I love pepperoni in small amounts!

SnoWhite said...

This is just what my husband has been asking for :)

Design Wine and Dine said...

I'm sad it took me so long to find your blog!? Love this! This dish and your photos are beautiful! Glad to have found you! :)

girlichef said...

ha ha ha ha ha ha!!! And also, yum yum yum yum yum. 'nuff said? =)

Linda www.mykindofcooking.com said...

Cute story and a great family pleasing recipe!

Megan said...

Cute story! Your pasta bake looks like a spiced up version of baked ziti. I wish we would get some cool fall weather so I could make some nice comfort food dishes like this. I think it's 80+ in Boston today!

aipi said...

I love you stories always.. they make a very interesting read..very cute !
pasta looks very good,nice recipe !

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Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

My 8 year old would LOVE this for sure! Loves pasta and loves pepperoni pizza! Thanks!

Bo said...

I love pepperoni! Yum!

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

I would love a bowl of this on a cold fall day. Perfect comfort food!

Pam said...

My husbande would be thrilled if I made this tasty pasta for him.

Ali said...

Your tile always looks sparkling clean. I need to go home and scrub my tub.

"Pasta" and "bake" used in the same title always yields postive, comfort-y results. Mmmm.

The Comfort of Cooking said...

Wow, Jen, this looks so yummy! Thanks for yet another delicious dinner idea. My husband, like lots of the ladies here have already said, would go nutso for this!

Raina said...

This looks great! The pepperoni must give it such a nice flavor. My grandmother used to put pepperoni in her pasta sauce; this reminds me of that:)

Taylor said...

What a cute story! The pasta bake looks yummy...like pizza in pasta form!

scrambledhenfruit said...

Pizza in a bowl! It looks great- I love pepperoni!

Monet said...

Cute story and delicious food. You don't disappoint! I would love to take a bite of this...I'm hungry now. I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your sweet family!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That pasta dish looks very comforting and delicious!

That little story is so cute!

Cheers,

Rosa

Val said...

YUM, I make something similar to this and my entire family loves it. Double bonus. Yours looks sooooooooooo good.

Julie said...

This is something I could definitely sink my teeth into!

PALATABLE said...

Looks healthy and delicious dear. Have a great weekend..

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newlywed said...

This looks great! I have been really craving pepperoni lately.

Beth said...

That pasta looks delicious. I have a similar recipe with sausage, but this would give it a nice twist. Cute story, too!

Pam said...

What a great pasta dish that I have to try. It looks delicious! Cute story and love that white tile!

Ingrid said...

Very cute story...that's how it is at my house, everyone jocking for the biggest piece.

I make something similar but call it pizza pasta. Either name it's a nice change.
~ingrid

Chef Dennis said...

now that is heaven on a fork!! your pasta dish looks so very very good!

Eliana said...

Pepperoni, cheese, sauce, pasta...what's not to love! This looks awesome!

Monica H said...

Oh man, this looks good. I need to get my hands on a pepperoni log. ha ha!