I found some cute little pepperonis and wanted to do something with them. Pizza pasta is what I ended up with.
1/2 box rotini pasta
1 bag mini pepperoni
1/2 jar pasta sauce
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried oregano
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
2 tbsp shredded parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook pasta according to directions. Drain, add sauce, pepperoni spices and 1 cup mozzarella; mix well. Place mixture into an 8 x 10 inch greased pan. Add remaining cheese to top of mixture. Bake, uncovered 20-25 minutes, until cheese is melted and golden.
This would be good to put any of your favorite pizza toppings such as ground browned sausage, mushrooms, peppers, onions, black olives, etc. If you add extra ingredients, you may end up needing more sauce to cover the amount you use. I ended up taking it out of the oven at 15 minutes because we were in a hurry to eat, but everything was melted at that time and we were hungry.
Flavor Rating: Great, pizza and pasta, how can it be bad?
Ease of Preparation: Easy, there are a couple of steps, but not too hard. Be sure to precook ground beef or sausage before putting it in this dish.