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Pizza Pepperoni Pasta

Turkey pepperoni adds classic Italian flavor to this family-friendly main dish that’s done in a flash. It’s ideal for busy weeknights or for satisfying a potluck crowd. Serve with a green salad and breadsticks, and dinner’s done. —Amy Bipes, Topeka, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups uncooked whole wheat spiral pasta
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2-1/2 cups garden-style spaghetti sauce
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 ounces sliced turkey pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, cook turkey and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the spaghetti sauce, tomatoes, basil, oregano, Worcestershire sauce and pepper; set aside.
  • Drain pasta. Transfer to a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Top with spaghetti sauce mixture and pepperoni. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 299 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 752mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 5g fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat.
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  • PrplMonky5
    Oct 23, 2016

    We thought this was just ok, nothing special. If I try this again I'm going to put in more fresh vegetables and use more cheese. I needed another spice too... maybe the garlic powder the other reviewer suggested. I did like the addition of Worcestershire sauce. I'll be adding that in to other recipes now too. Overall, this was a fine meal, but I doubt I'd make this again.

  • mother of 3
    Mar 3, 2014

    My own spin meant the onion, diced tomatoes & Worcestershire were omitted & shredded cheddar stood in for mozzarella. Adding garlic powder could tweak it. Tastes great!

  • raff88
    Jul 7, 2013

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  • Litz71
    Sep 11, 2012

    I've made this recipe a few times...The kids LOVE it! :)

  • lurky27
    May 10, 2011

    Yummy! If you're using a 24 ounce jar of pasta sauce, just use the whole thing. No need to measure it out. Also, I topped with an 8 ounce package of shredded mozzarella cheese.~ Theresa

  • aleduc
    Nov 13, 2010

    I substituted elbow macaroni, added 4 tsp of sugar to the sauce, and squeezed italian turkey sausage (brat style) out of its casing (in place of plain ground turkey). It's nice that the recipe makes a large amount, because we just can't get enough of it!

  • EKelley954
    Sep 25, 2010

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  • momin9803
    Sep 16, 2010

    This is so good & so quick/easy. My picky husband loved it and has requested it several times since.

  • mjlouk
    Aug 29, 2010

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  • The Corner
    Aug 16, 2010

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