Monday, March 19, 2012
This recipe was given to me by a family friend years ago. I think she found it in the newspaper and decided to share with me. It's been a family favorite since we were newlyweds. It's a great alternative to pizza night and the kids are sure to love it.
Shopping list: 1 pkg. sliced pepperoni, 16 oz. mozzarella cheese, 1 jar spaghetti sauce ( your favorite flavor), 1 16 oz package macaroni pasta, parmesan cheese.
You can add mushrooms, peppers, olives if desired. The potential ingredient list is boundless. This just happens to be the way my family likes it.
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
Lightly grease a large baking dish
Boil macaroni until al dente. While macaroni is boiling cut mozzarella into chunks, slice pepperoni into halves or smaller chunks. When pasta is done, drain and put back into the pot. Add to the pot the spaghetti sauce, cheese and pepperoni. Mix well and then scrape the mixture into the large baking dish. Sprinkle the top with Parmesan cheese and place into oven. Cook for 30-40 minutes, until mixture is bubbling and cheese is golden brown.
Sure to be a Friday night favorite with the kids. The recipe can be adapted to be low fat or vegetarian.