Tuesday, February 24, 2015

New Recipe: Pizza Pasta

Happy Tasty Tuesday!
I recently got two new skillets so I've been experimenting with a lot of dishes that start on the stove top and end in the oven, so stay tuned because there will be a lot of upcoming 'one pot' recipes in Monster Misa's future. This specific recipe took about 15 minutes to prepare which was perfect for a post-work dinner idea. It also made plenty of leftovers so you definitely get plenty of bang for your buck.
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 package of hot Italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup mini pepperonis (you can get these at Walmart or at your local grocery store)
  • 1 16oz can of marinara sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1.2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 box (8-10 oz) rotini pasta
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella 
  • ground pepper to taste
  • Preheat oven to low broil. Heat olive oil in an oven proof skillet over medium high heat on burner. 
  • Remove sausage from casing and break into pieces with your hands, add it to olive oil skillet and brown for about 5 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup mini pepperonis for about 2 minutes.
  • Add marinara, oregano, basil, garlic powder, 1 1/2 cup water, and box of pasta to sausage mixture. Bring to a boil; cover and reduce heat to low until pasta is cooked through (about 12 minutes). Season with a bit of pepper.
  • Remove from heat and top with mozzarella cheese and remaining pepperonis. Put in oven and bake for about 3-4 minutes or until cheese melts to a golden brown color.
  • Serve and enjoy!


  1. This looks SO good! Definitely going to have to make this soon!

  2. Oh I've never seen pizza pasta before, but it's combining two of my favorite foods so I'm sure I'd love it!
    An Unblurred Lady

  3. Those are like two of my favorite foods put together!



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