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One-Pot Pizza Pasta

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 -6


  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 6 oz package of mini pepperoni
  • 1/2 large onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flake
  • 8 oz of Italian style turkey sausage or Italian sausage
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 1 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 14.5 oz can of low-sodium chicken broth
  • 8 oz of dried rotini pasta
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 2 cups of freshly shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh flat-leaf parsley or basil leaves for garnish


  1. Heat olive oil over medium high heat and lightly fry mini pepperonis for 1-2 minutes, just until they start to crisp.
  2. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel.
  3. Add onions and crushed red pepper flake to pan and salute until onions start to soften.
  4. Remove sausage from casings and add to pan, breaking up as it cooks.
  5. Once sausage is cooked through, stir in tomato paste and cook for an additional minute.
  6. Add canned tomatoes,low-sodium chicken broth, uncooked dried pasta and oregano to the pan.
  7. Bring to a simmer and stir in 1/2 of mini pepperonis.
  8. Cover pot and reduce heat to low.
  9. Let cook covered until pasta is cooked through and sauce has thickened, about 15 minutes.
  10. Remove lid and give the pasta and sauce a stir.
  11. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  12. Remove from heat, top with shredded cheese and remaining pepperonis.
  13. Replace lid and let cheese melt, 1-2- minutes.
  14. Garnish with fresh parsley or basil.