One Pot Pizza Pasta
One Pot Pizza Pasta tastes like a pepperoni pizza but it's made in one pot! Ground beef, bell pepper, onion, pepperoni, small shell pasta simmer in a seasoned pizza sauce beef broth base. So cheesy and kid approved!
Servings 8 people
- 1 lb lean ground beef I use 93/7
- 1 bag (5 oz) mini pepperoni
- 1 yellow onion finely chopped
- 1 green pepper finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 can (14.75 oz beef broth
- 1 jar (14 oz) pizza sauce
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 3 cups small shell pasta
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
In a large skillet pan (with high sides and a lid) add the ground beef, mini pepperoni, green pepper, onion, garlic, and salt. Cook and crumble until the beef is no longer pink (about 5-7 minutes). Drain the extra grease from the skillet.
Add the beef broth, pizza sauce, water, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, and basil. Bring to a boil.
Once boiling, add the dried small shell pasta and bring to another boil. Once boiling, cover the pot with the lid and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for 20 minutes. * At 20 minutes cook time all the water should be absorbed. If not, let it cook (covered) for a few more minutes.
Add shredded cheese and stir it into the past to let it melt together. Serve immediately!
Serving Size : If you are feeding a family with smaller kids or just tweens, then you can for sure get 8 servings from this recipe. If you are serving all adult sized portions then probably plan on 6 servings.
Mini Pepperoni : You can also use 1 cup chopped pepperoni in place of the mini pepperoni.
Calories: 408kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 1029mg | Potassium: 631mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 529IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 186mg | Iron: 3mg