Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Pizza Pepperoni Pasta

This was a delicious alternative to pizza that my family still loved! Hotdishes are a mom's best friend. I like to make mine up during naptime and then throw them in the oven when we get home from our after naptime activities...

Pizza Pepperoni Pasta
(recipe found in Taste of Home Healthy Cooking)
Serves: 8

3 cups uncooked whole wheat spiral pasta
1 pound lean ground turkey - we have beef in our freezer, so I just used that!
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 - I chopped mine
1/2 cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese

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 13x9 inch 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.

This was delicious with a side of green beans, fresh from the garden! Yummmm!!

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