Pepperoni Pasta Sauce

Pepperoni Pasta Sauce

My kids are BIG fans of spaghetti night at home, so I decided to mix things up a bit with an easy recipe for Pepperoni Pasta Sauce.

They raved about this sauce so much, and even claimed it to be their new favorite!

Like, what kid wouldn’t love a fun mash up dinner between pasta and pizza, right?!

ingredients for the pasta sauce

How to make Pepperoni Pasta Sauce

First set a large pot over medium heat.

Add some olive oil, a diced onion, kosher salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes.

If your family is not a fan of spice, just leave out the pepper flakes.

Cook this for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring a few times.

starting the sauce with onions cooking in a pot

Next add a bag of mini pepperoni slices and fresh minced garlic.

adding mini pepperoni and garlic to the pot

Let this cook for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring a few times.

mini pepperoni and onions cooking

Then pour a 24 ounce jar of pasta sauce into the pot, I used Prego.

Season with Italian seasoning and let this simmer on low heat for 10 to 15 minutes.

pouring marinara sauce into the pot

While the sauce was simmering away I boiled my pasta according to the package directions.

We went with angel hair pasta because it’s our favorite, about 3/4 of the pound was perfect for this amount of sauce.

boiling pasta

When just about ready to serve, stir in some grated parmesan cheese.

Ahhhh, I probably shouldn’t get THIS excited for something as simple as pasta sauce but it truly was amazing!

Pepperoni Pasta Sauce

Pepperoni Pasta Sauce was SO easy, yet sparked lots of excitement at dinner 🙂

Pepperoni Pasta Sauce

We just served the sauce over the pasta with garlic bread and a side salad for a complete, simple meal.

Pepperoni Pasta Sauce

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Pepperoni Pasta Sauce

Pepperoni Pasta Sauce is an easy recipe to mix up spaghetti night at home, mixing two favorite dinners in one… pizza and pasta!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Easy, Kid Friendly Meals, Pasta, Pepperoni, Pizza, Recipe, Sauce, spaghetti
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 438 kcal
Author Cheri Renee

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • kosher salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 5 ounce bag mini pepperoni
  • 6 to 7 cloves garlic
  • 1 24 ounce jar pasta or marinara sauce (I used Prego)
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • pasta of choice

Instructions

  1. Set a large pot over medium heat and add the olive oil, onion, kosher salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes. Cook 4 to 5 minutes stirring a few times.

  2. Add the mini pepperoni and garlic, cook another 3 to 4 minutes.

  3. Add the pasta sauce and Italian seasoning, once it starts bubbling reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring a few times. Stir in the parmesan cheese during the last few minutes.

  4. Serve over pasta of choice

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