Pepperoni Pizza Pasta
Last week I received a box from The Pasta Shoppe and it was packed full of the most adorable pastas I have ever seen! The Pasta Shoppe is all about creating basically any type of pasta you can think of! In fact, they have over 250 different shapes!
Whether you are looking for a specific holiday or occasion, they have it all! They also have collegiate pastas which are so perfect to mix up for game day! All of the collegiate pastas come with a vinaigrette which makes them really easy to prepare.
They also sent me some packages of their chicken noodle soup and chili mix. The pasta in the chicken noodle are adorable little chickens!
Besides all of the adorable pastas, The Pasta Shoppe also helps schools and other organizations with fundraising. I have bought pastas previously through their fundraising program and it’s such a great way to raise money because who can resist all of their awesome products?! Their pastas make great gifts for the holidays so stock up!
When I was looking through my package, you guys know I immediately went for the Halloween pasta! Duh! On the back of each package, The Pasta Shoppe provides a recipe that they think would work well with each pasta. For their Halloween pasta, they recommended Pepperoni Pizza Pasta or what I like to call it is Spooky Spider Pasta!
I realize that many of you don’t live in colder climates, but I grew up in Ohio where we had some pretty cold (and sometimes snowy!) Halloween nights. Getting ready for trick-or-treating was a little more complicated. The Indian costume I wanted to wear required wearing a turtle neck and layers underneath and I remember saying a lot of “Moooommmmmm, hurry up! I wanna go!”‘s every year and all of those layers of clothing totally ruined my look!
I think this pasta is the perfect pre-trick-or-treating meal. First, you’re going to be busy getting the kiddos off, you need something quick. This dish is done in like 15 minutes. Second, it will fill those tummies up which means less sugar from all that candy! This is certainly a dish that you can make any time of the year, but with the Halloween pasta, you get so many cute little pumpkins, ghost and spiders! So why do I call this Spooky Spider Pasta? Because of all of the gooey cheese! Tell the kids they are eating spooky spiderwebs and this dish becomes even more fun!
- 14 oz. Fun Shaped Pasta (or any pasta will do)
- 26 oz. jarred or your favorite pasta sauce
- 4 oz. pepperoni (regular, turkey, or reduced fat), cut into halves
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (optional)
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain, but do not turn off the heat.
- Pour the cooked pasta back into the pot and back onto the stove. Pour in the pasta sauce, pepperoni, and the seasoning. Stir until well-combined and the sauce is heated.
- Stir in the mozzarella cheese and heat until the cheese is mostly melted and gooey. Serve.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 215Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 493mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 12g