This is an easy one pot meal that has a short prep time and it’s always nice to have only one dish to wash.
One Pot Pizza Pasta Bake (Source)
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 ounces spicy Italian sausage, casing removed
½ cup mini pepperoni, divided
1 (15 oz) tomato sauce
½ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon dried basil
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
8 oz rotini pasta
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
- Preheat oven to broil.
- Heat olive oil in a large oven-proof skillet over medium high heat. Add Italian sausage and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes. Be sure to crumble the sausage as it cooks. Drain excess fat. Stir in ¼ cup pepperoni until heated through, about 1 minute.
- Stir in tomato sauce, oregano, basil, garlic powder, pasta and 1 ½ cups water. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer until pasta is cooked through, about 12-14 minutes.
- Remove from heat; top with mozzarella and remaining ¼ cup pepperoni. Place into oven and cook until melted and golden brown, about 2 minutes.
- Serve immediately, garnished with parsley.