Everyone will be begging for seconds when you make this super easy, crowd-pleasing one pot pizza pasta.
There is a conversation that happens all the time in our house when it comes time for dinner. If I am running behind or just don’t feel like sticking to my meal plan, I’ll make the mistake and say “what do you all want for dinner?” The inevitable answer is pizza from one half of my family and pasta from another half. So, to solve the problem in my household, I make one pot pizza pasta and meet in the middle.
The most wonderful thing about a one pot meal is how few dishes there are to do after is done. With a traditional pasta dish, you have at least two pots to clean plus whatever dishes you eat on. Not this one…this one is one and done.
Our family’s favorite pizza is pepperoni so I used those flavors as the inspiration for this one pot pasta recipe. You can easily add other ingredients too like mushrooms, bell peppers, sausage, or meatballs.
I chose rigatoni for the pasta in this pizza pasta recipe because I like how the sauce clings to the ridges on the pasta. Any short cut pasta will do though so feel free to substitute it with penne, ziti, or your favorite pasta.
I like to top this pasta dish with a little grated Parmesan but my family always adds more mozzarella to theirs. Just like pizza, everyone likes to customize it just a little bit.
This pasta dish is the perfect compromise for the pizza crowd. Everyone at our table asked for seconds!
If you love this recipe for one pot pizza pasta, be sure to try these other easy one pot recipes:
- One Pot Taco Chicken Alfredo
- One Pot Greek Chicken Pasta
- Spinach Artichoke One Pot Pasta
- Queso One Pot Pasta
- One Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta
If you make this one pot pizza pasta recipe, I’d love to hear about your experience. Let me know in the comments or snap a photo and tag it #MySuburbanKitchen on Instagram or Twitter.
One Pot Pizza Pasta
Everyone will want seconds when you make this easy, crowd-pleasing one pot pizza pasta.
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 12 oz rigatoni pasta
- 2 cups water or broth
- 2 cups marinara pasta sauce
- 1/2 cup pepperoni, roughly chopped
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella or Parmesan cheese
- Heat oil in large pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 3-5 minutes or until softened. Stir in garlic powder and cook for an additional minute.
- Stir in pasta, water, pasta sauce and pepperoni. Bring a boil and then reduce heat to simmer. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until pasta is al dente. Top with shredded cheese.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 327Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 838mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 4gSugar: 8gProtein: 13g
One pot meals are the BEST! Thanks for sharing on the Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party. I hope you will join us again next week.
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frugal hausfrau says
I’m always looking for the quick save for those crazy days, and I love this! I know it would be a hit! Thanks from all of us at Throwback Thursday for linking up to us this week! We can’t wait to see what you’ll bring next week. 🙂
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Debra @ Bowl Me Over says
YUM! Love one pot meals and the colors in this meal are so beautiful & vibrant!!
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Christine | Mid-Life Croissant says
Yup. This would be a big hit with my kids, too. Thanks for linking up with us at #SaucySaturdays!
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Hey this looks terrific!!
Chef Paul says
This was awesome! Thanks for sharing! I added some crushed red peppers to add some spice and did a whole pound of Italian sausage! My family loved it.
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