Wednesday, March 16, 2011


What better way to use up all the leftover pizza toppings than to make PIZZA PASTA. It's super simple and yumm-o!

Pizza Pasta


  • Leftover vegetables from pizza night (I used red peppers, mushrooms, black olives, tomatoes, green olives, and sliced turkey pepperoni)
  • Fresh Mozzarella cheese (sliced)
  • Grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
  • Leftover Mama's Pizza Sauce (if you didn't use fresh basil, I suggest adding some to the pasta)
  • one box of Whole Grain Pasta 
  • Olive Oil

1)  Saute the leftover vegetables until tender in approx. 1 Tbps of olive oil.
2)  Mix vegetables, olives, sliced pepperoni, sauce, and cooked pasta together.
3)  Transfer to a baking dish, add mozzarella cheese. Stir.
4)  Cover and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until heated thru.
5)  Top with grated cheese.

NOTE: I usually use regular pepperoni on my pizzas now (and just add a small amount), but I thought I would add turkey pepperoni to the pasta dish to cut down on calories. It seemed to work well. If you aren't watching your calories, I say go for the real deal. It's soooo good! And you can even get the cute little bite size pepperonis. And, for those of you wondering, pepperoni probably doesn't fall into the {clean} food group but we all can't be perfect! Moderation people. 

KID APPROVED??? yes, but they had a separate batch with just cheese and pepperoni. 

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