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One Pot Deluxe Pizza Pasta

This recipe is a great one if you have leftover pasta.  Which we always do.  Because I apparently think my family consists of 8 very hefty polar bears when I cook... even though we are really just 4 average pasta-eating humans.

It's also a great one if you are looking for something just a tiny bit different than regular ol' pasta and sauce, but don't have a lot of time.  Plus, it is a great compromise when you have one kid asking for pizza and the other asking for noodles.  Win win! Pizzadeluxepasta

One Pot Deluxe Pizza Pasta

  • About 4 cups leftover cooked pasta - rotini, wagon wheels, bow ties, penne, whatever
  • 1 16 oz jar prepared pizza sauce
  • 6 oz shredded mozzarella
  • 10 slices pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup sliced green or yellow bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/4 cup sliced red onion
  • a few sprigs of baby arugula (optional)

Mix together the pasta, 1/2 jar of pizza sauce and about 1/4 of the cheese in a pan that is safe to use on both the stove top and under a broiler.  On a low stove setting, heat the mixture until it is warm.  Smooth out the mixture so it's even.  Top it like you would a pizza starting with the remainder of the sauce, some cheese, pepperoni, mushrooms, peppers, olives, onions, arugula and then the rest of the cheese.  Place it under a broiler until the cheese bubbles.  

Take it out and serve it with a garden salad and some crusty bread.  

 This post is part of a link up with 9 other awesome bloggers who also came up with some great one pot dishes.  Here are their links!