Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

I've had this recipe for many years and enjoy it each time I make it. I received it from a co-worker.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat frying pan and saute garlic and onion in oil until onion is clear. Add tomatoes and pepperoni. Saute until tomatoes cook down (approx. 3 minutes) Add cream, salt and pepper.
  2. Toss with cooked rigatoni and top with cheese.


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Been cooking this for 25 years now and recently began using a food processor and wagon wheel pasta. This completely changes the consistancy creating a minced pepperoni sause which clings well to the pasta and my mouth is watering just thinking about it. :)

Rich A. December 14, 2014

This is a great recipe. When I saw the title, I knew where it came from.... Jeff Smith's Frugal Gormet cookbook. It is a classic indeed!

mperrell November 16, 2007

I also thought this was good; we added jalapenos to ours, and popped it in the oven to bake a bit before serving. Thanks for a nice, tasty meal!

WhoKnew? July 06, 2007

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