Friday, June 19, 2009

Pepperoni Pizza Pasta

Am I the only only have blogger problems today?

I got the idea of this from Debbie at Mocha Me. Pizza is always a welcomed by the homegirlz and their mom is a pasta lover. So you see you can have the best of both worlds if you plot your strategy. Not only was this a really quick cooking week night meal, it was a real pleaser to the taste buds. This pasta meal has so many variations are only limited by your imagination. just think of what you like on a pizza!







Cook your favorite pasta in salted water and drain. While you're waiting on your water to come to a boil, in a large high sided skillet, over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and saute 4 slices of ham sliced in strips, 1/2 medium onion sliced in strips, 3 or 4 cloves of garlic minced through a garlic press and a couple of handfuls of sliced mushrooms.







Once the mushroom has started to turn golden brown, pour in one 10 ounce charge of pizza sauce and one 8 ounce can of tomato sauce and sliced pepperoni (as much as you want). Stir to combine and lower heat to medium low.





Add 1/2 cup of grated parmesan. Once pasta is cooked and drained. Pour into sauce and toss to thoroughly combine.







Top with shredded mozzarella cheese and sliced black olives and then watch it disappear.



Have a great weekend!


38 comments:

Deb said...

I know I don't leave comments too often, but I have to tell you that these recipes look wonderful and this latest is definitely one I'm going to try out on the kids!

Katy ~ said...

Pizza is a huge FAV in this house. This a definite must do.

Reeni♥ said...

I saw this on Debbie's site - how yummy!! I like your version, such a great comfort meal!

Elra said...

I'm not sure katherine, because I also try to leave a comment for Rosa and didn't let me, but I don't really have problem when I try it for others, and I don't have it on mine either. So, it could be for a certain place/area. Not sure ...

Anyway, love it when someone post pizza recipe on Friday. Because, if I get lazy to cook on the week-end, pizza is always the easiest way to make.

Mary said...

This really does look good and the fact that it's quick and easy to prepare moves it to the head of the class. Have a wonderful weekend.

5 Star Foodie said...

The pizza looks great! Are you using IE? The problems are still at random, please let me know if you have any specific problems on my site or yours, I can look into it as a web programmer and all :)

Marguerite said...

The only thing that I would add would be jalapeno peppers. :)
Looks and sounds heavenly, Katherine!
A must try over the weekend.

the ungourmet said...

I know my daughter would love this Pizza Pasta!

girlichef said...

Awesome!! Everybody would love this over here :D

Cathy said...

Hubby would love that - plus it looks nice and quick.

doggybloggy said...

wow - packed with flavor....

Debbie said...

It took me most of the day to get onto google. Drove me nuts!

Heidi said...

My kids love pizza and pasta. I have made something very similar, but can't wait to try this one out. I know it will be a hit!

Pam said...

What a fantastic idea - my kids would love this pasta, actually, so would I!

Mary at My New 30 said...

Blogger has been having problems for weeks now. It's sporadic but annoying, especially troublesome for IE users apparently. I guess the folks at Google keep "experimenting" - can't leave well enough alone!!

Anyway, this sounds really good! Thanks for sharing it.

Sasha said...

What a great idea this is. Rachael Ray does this on her show all the time.

I so have to try it - thanks for reminding me = ]

Sophie said...

What a lovely & delicious idea!

Yum Yum Yum!!

April said...

This looks like something my kids would eat. Looks great!

Ginger said...

Hey Katherine,

My family would love this dish!! Thanks for sharing all the photos. I am pretty sure that my family will send a big "THANKS" to you when I whip this up for them. Have a great weekend.

teresa said...

Oh yummy! This might actually be better then pizza itself! (Dare I say that?)

buffalodick said...

Very nice! I don't think a lot of people have ever seen pepperoni on anything except a pizza.. Besides jerky, I have also made a pepperoni "slim jim" stick!

Netts Nook said...

Your pasta looks perfect love all the pepperoni. Keeper.

Penny said...

Great idea for pasta. I'm thinking sausage and peppers. Thanks for the inspiration.

Pam said...

Everything is better when you make it like a pizza!

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

yummy!!!

Selba said...

It looks so wonderful!

tamilyn said...

I'll have a plateful, please!

Bren said...

i love that you use so much garlic. i'm addicted to it and use it in most of my foods! nice to have found you! i'll be back.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Katherine, this is a very clever idea. We love pizza so I know this would be a welcome addition to our menu.
Sam

Joanne said...

This is a great compromise dish. Can't go wrong with pizza/pasta mixes!

Chris said...

I'd be all over that! Looks and sounds delicious. We had a pasta pizza soup that was pretty good but dang this dish sounds even better.

Debbie said...

Katherine, Glad you enjoyed the Pepperoni Pizza Pasta and thank you for mentioning me!!! Yours looks good and it's a great meal that seems to please everyone in my family!

Cheryl said...

I cant wait to make this! YUM!

gigi said...

I was traveling in this awful heat and no where near a computer. I think I'll let the GRANDs do personal pan pizza's tomorrow. Sounds fun.

Greg C said...

I just had pizza for lunch so I can't look at this post anymore. I ate way too much.

The Blonde Duck said...

I LOVEEEEEEE pizza.

Kara said...

Such a great idea! So yummy and so versatile!

lisaiscooking said...

I like this idea of combining pizza and pasta. Two of my favorite things! It looks great with the black olive on top too.