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Pepperoni Pizza Baked Ziti Recipe

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This Pepperoni Pizza Baked Ziti recipe is a great dinner recipe for busy nights that the whole family loves.

I love pasta recipes. I mean, who doesn’t? But I often find myself making the same couple of dishes over and over again. That’s why I liked trying this pizza baked ziti. Once you’ve made it, you’ll want to try our Taco Pasta and the Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta. They’re so good!

Pepperoni Pizza Baked Ziti Recipe

This simple recipe uses the basics: ziti noodles, spaghetti sauce and cheese. It’s super easy.

Just how easy? Well, after you cook your pasta like you usually would, you simply mix that pasta with the tomatoes, ricotta cheese, spaghetti sauce, mozzarella cheese and pepperoni.

Then, scoop it into a baking dish and bake for 20 minutes.

Yes, that is seriously it. I can’t think of an easier dinner besides just ordering pizza!

This Pepperoni Pizza Baked Ziti recipe is a great dinner recipe for busy nights that the whole family loves.

Pepperoni Pizza Ziti Variations

You can kick up the spice on this recipe if you like a little kick in your dinner, by adding some crushed red pepper and/or cayenne pepper in the mixture.

If you want to minimize the spice (my kids hate spicy things) leave out the fire roasted tomatoes and use regular tomatoes (or have no tomatoes at all).

This Pepperoni Pizza Baked Ziti recipe is a great dinner recipe for busy nights that the whole family loves.

Servings: 6

Pepperoni Pizza Baked Ziti Recipe

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
 

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ziti cooked/drained
  • 24 oz spaghetti sauce
  • 1 can of fire roasted tomatoes
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese
  • 6 oz pepperoni extra for topping
  • 4 C mozzarella cheese
  • fresh basil

Instructions

  1. Cook Ziti as directed on the box.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  3. Prep baking dish with cooking spray
  4. In a large bowl combine the ziti, sauce, fire roasted tomato, ricotta cheese, pepperoni, 3 cups of mozzarella cheese.
  5. Stir to combine all ingredients.
  6. Scoop mixture into the baking dish.
  7. Top with the remaining mozzarella cheese and extra pepperoni.
  8. Cover with baking lid or foil.
  9. Bake 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
  10. Garnish with fresh basil.
  11. ENJOY
Nutrition Facts
Pepperoni Pizza Baked Ziti Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 795 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39g 60%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Cholesterol 124mg 41%
Sodium 1625mg 68%
Potassium 754mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 66g 22%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 7g
Protein 42g 84%
Vitamin A 26.2%
Vitamin C 9.9%
Calcium 56.1%
Iron 17.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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