One Pot Pizza Pasta – pasta cooked with Italian sausage, tomato basil sauce, pepperoni, and lots of cheese. It cooks in just one pot so it is the perfect easy weeknight meal the whole family will love!
Who else feels like life has been insane since school started?
Some days I look up and it’s 5 pm and I have no idea how it happened. It’s like, I’ve been busy all day and I haven’t had a single minute to think about dinner and maybe we’ll just have PB&Js and potato chips.
But gahhh, the guilt!
So I’ve been trying to plan more easy meals and my new favorite thing is easy one-pan meals that cook in less than 30 minutes. Like this One Pan Pizza Pasta!
How To Make One Pan Pizza Pasta!
I know, I’m so behind the times! But the one-pan meals I’d tried in the past just didn’t do it for me. I just haven’t had a lot of luck with them in the pasta.
And then I found this Barilla® Pronto™ pasta which is meant for one-pan meals! It cooks in 10 minutes, there’s no draining required, no boiling before adding it to the sauce – you do it all in one pan!
It is seriously so easy! You start by cooking Italian sausage and onion until the sausage is cooked through and the onion has softened. Then you add garlic, tomato basil sauce (I used a jar of sauce, you can make your own if you prefer!), and pepperoni. Add a little bit of water and stir in the Barilla® Pronto™ Rotini.
The pasta cooks in just 10 minutes and then you top it with an Italian blend cheese and stir until it’s all melted and delicious!
More Easy Pasta Recipes
Parmesan Pasta with Bacon and Peas – this is my go to when I don’t know what to cook or just don’t feel like cooking. I always have everything on hand and it’s ready in less than 30 minutes! Creamy cheesy pasta with bacon, peas, and carrots. My kids LOVE this one.
One Pan Lemon Chicken with Orzo – another one pan dinner! Orzo is cooked with chicken, fresh spinach, and grape tomatoes in a light lemony sauce. It’s healthy AND delicious!
One Pot Cheesy Sausage and Spinach Gnocchi – easy comfort food is my favorite! Gnocchi is cooked with Italian sausage, tomatoes, spinach, and mozzarella cheese to create a creamy, cheesy dinner the whole family will love! Ready in 30 minutes and only dirties one pan!
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- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 8 ounces turkey Italian sausage
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup pepperoni
- 2 cups tomato basil pasta sauce
- 2 cups water
- 8 ounces Barilla Pronto rotini
- salt and pepper
- 2 cups Italian blend cheese
- Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a over-proof skillet. Add sausage and onion; cook breaking up the sausage, until the sausage is cooked completely and the onion is soft and translucent. Add garlic and cook another 30 seconds, until fragrant. Add pepperoni. Add pasta sauce and water and stir until combined.
- Stir in Barilla Pronto rotini and bring to a boil. Boil about 10 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed and the pasta is cooked. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the cheese. Serve immediately.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 451Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 1034mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 26g