With school having started back, our laid-back summer schedule has suddenly gotten busy. The kids are here, there and everywhere and this mama is simply trying to keep up with everything while ensuring that I have a delicious dinner on the table each and every night. I’ll tell you that in my home, we eat a lot of Pasta! With two growing boys and a hungry hubby, it’s my go-to choice when I need a quick and easy dinner that is sure to disappear! Recently, I’ve mixed up my pasta dish a little bit though by treating it almost like a pizza and adding fresh veggies and fun toppings to it. The result is a sure-to-disappear Italian Pizza Pasta that’s perfect for busy weeknights and can be whipped up in less than thirty minutes! Want to know how to make it? Sure you do and from one busy mama to another, I’m thrilled to share this sure-fire-dinner-time hit that’s perfect for serving to the entire family!
What You Will Need
1 Box of Rotini Pasta
1 Jar of Pasta Sauce
3-4 Large Zucchini
1 Large Sweet Onion
Plenty of Pepperoni
1 Cup of Shredded Cheese
How to Make It
This simple weeknight meal is so easy to whip up and is always sure to satisfy! To start, I boiled my pasta according to the directions on the box. While my pasta was boiling, I diced my zucchini and onion and added them to a saute pan, cooking them just until the onions were translucent.
As soon as my zucchini and onions were cooked, I added in my jar of pasta sauce and continue to heat the mixture until it was all warm (about 5 to 7 minutes).
As soon as my sauce mixture was ready, I added it to a large bowl and then added my cooked pasta to the top of it.
After stirring my pasta sauce mixture and noodles together, I was ready to start assembling my Italian Pizza Pasta! I started by placing a layer of my pasta mixture into the bottom of a greased casserole dish.
I topped the pasta mixture with half of my cheese.
Next, I added a layer of pepperoni.
I followed this pattern again to add an additional layer of each of my ingredients and fill my casserole dish to the top.
Once my Italian Pizza Pasta was completely assembled, I placed it into the oven on 375 degrees for 15 minutes, just long enough to melt the cheese and crisp the pepperoni so that everything was ooey-gooey delicious!
Then all that was left to do was serve it up to my hungry family for a meal that was a definite hit!
Now, I was so thrilled at how simple this dish was to make that I figured instead of just telling you about it, I’d show you how to put this quick and delicious weeknight dinner on the table! Check out the video below for a quick easy-to-follow tutorial of this family favorite meal!
Then tell me, who in your family would love this Italian Pizza Pasta?