Pepperoni Pizza Bake


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Prep time10 minutes
Cooking time20 minutes
Total time30 minutes


This is a kid-friendly recipe, perfect for busy school nights. Make it meatless with a vegetarian protein and switch it up with different pasta shapes. 


1 pound
pasta, penne
3 ounces
pepperoni (thinly sliced and cut into quarters)
marinara sauce (25.5 oz jar)
1 tablespoon
olive oil
1 cup
onion, yellow (diced)
1 cup
bell pepper, green (diced)
1 1/2 cup
mushrooms, button (sliced)
olives, black (sliced (1 2.25 can))
2 cups
cheese, mozzarella (shredded )


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 2-quart casserole dish. Cook the pasta until just al dente (do not overcook). Drain and set aside.

While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and peppers and sauté for about 3 minutes, then add the sliced mushrooms and cook for another few minutes until the vegetables are tender. Remove from heat.

In a large bowl, mix together the cooked vegetables, cooked pasta, pepperoni, marinara or spaghetti sauce, black olives, and half of the shredded cheese. Pour this mixture into the casserole dish and top with the remaining cheese. Bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes until heated through and the cheese browns on top. 


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