Monday, 15 September 2008

Pizza Pasta

8 oz spicy sausage, no casings
½ cup pepperoni, cut into bite
   size pieces
24 oz can pasta sauce
1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
   with juices
2 TB sugar
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
13 oz dry rotini pasta
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
½ cup parmesan cheese, shredded
Salt and pepper, to taste

  • In a large oven-proof pot, brown sausage over medium high heat, breaking it up as you brown, 3-5 min. 
  • Stir in half of the pepperoni until heated through, 1 min. 
  • Add pasta sauce, diced tomato with juices, sugar, onion, powder, garlic powder, oregano, and basil. 
  • Add 1¾ cups water, stir well, and add salt/pepper to taste.
  • Add pasta and stir to combine. 
  • Bring to a boil. 
  • Immediately cover and reduce to simmer. Simmer until pasta is tender, about 14 minutes. 
  • Remove from heat. Top with mozzarella, parmesan, and remaining pepperoni. 
  • Place into oven, uncovered, and broil 1-2 min or just until cheese melts and bubbles.