This is Italian! SO Easy. One dish meal.
- Ready In:
- 8 ounces rigatoni pasta, cooked and drained (or your favorite pasta)
- 1 cup pepperoni, cubed
- 1⁄2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 1⁄2 cup diced onion
- 1⁄2 cup diced green pepper
- 1⁄4 cup chopped fresh basil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 (26 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- Heat oven to 375*.
- Grease a 13x9 inch pan.
- Layer half the ingredients in order listed.
- Repeat layers.
- Bake, uncovered for 25-30 minutes, until light brown.
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I have been making this casserole for years!!!!! It's always a huge hit and so easy to make it. I personally no longer eat it but whenever I need to help someone out and bring a casserole this is my Go-To Casserole. Kids and adults love it. I have made a few changes over the years. I use the whole box of pasta - rigatoni or penne. I use sliced pepperoni and usually cut them in half. I normally don't put green pepper in the casserole. I use dried basil and garlic. Sometimes italian seasoning. Sometimes red pepper. Always to taste depending on who is receiving the casserole. I also toss the pasta with some sauce before putting in the dish. I also use a can of diced tomatoes mixed with the pasta sauce to get more sauce. I only do one layer. I have never done 2 layers. Everyone always loves it.Reply
I thought we would love this because we both loved pepperoni as children. It seems that we have become acclimated to, and now prefer, healthy food because the pepperoni absolutely grossed me out. It is so oily that it coats your throat. My husband liked the recipe, but he also was turned off by how very very oily and fatty it was. It's not something we'll make again. Sorry.Reply
this was excellent!! great make-ahead dish too! i used 12 oz. tri-colored rotini, pepperoni slices instead of cubes, and used homemade spaghetti sauce. i made up a day ahead and kept in the fridge until ready to bake the next evening! next time i think i'll add a layer of pepperoncini peppers! great way to use up leftover spaghetti sauce!! thanks for another keeper, inez!1Reply
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