All the flavours of a pepperoni pizza in a quick and easy one pot pasta dish! Delicious, comforting and very family friendly, my Easy One Pot Pepperoni Pizza Pasta is set to be your new favourite midweek meal!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Fusion, Italian
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 28minutes
Total Time 38minutes
Author Eb Gargano
1green bell peppersliced
1yellow bell peppersliced
1red bell peppersliced
3clovesgarliccrushed or grated
300gfusilli pasta(or your favourite shape)
650mlwater(use the empty passata jar to measure)
Salt and pepper to taste
150gsliced pepperoni(the kind you buy for pizza toppings)
Put the oil in a wide ovenproof pan and add the sliced onion and peppers. Fry for 3 minutes over a low heat, with the lid on, until softened. Add the garlic and cook for a further 2 minutes, with the lid off.
Put the pasta, passata and water into the pan, together with the salt and pepper and 2 teaspoons of the oregano. Bring to the boil. Cover with a lid and cook for 10 minutes, stirring once or twice until the pasta is nearly al dente. Meanwhile preheat your oven to 220C / 200C fan / gas mark 7 / 425F.
Remove the lid. Stir the pasta, then add in half the pepperoni and stir again.
Sprinkle half the cheddar cheese over the pasta, then arrange the remaining pepperoni on the top of the dish (like a pizza). Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top of the pepperoni and then sprinkle over the remaining 1 teaspoon of oregano.
Cook in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbling, the pepperoni is crispy, and the pasta is cooked to your liking.
Serve with a green salad.
In order to make this dish truly a one pot dish you need to cook it in a wide, fairly deep pan that is both suitable to go on the stove and in the oven. I use my much loved Le Creuset style sauté pan for this. But anything will do so long as it can be used on the hob and in the oven. If you don’t have anything suitable, then you will need to transfer the dish from a saucepan to an oven dish for the final step.Nutrition information is approximate and meant as a guideline only.