Monday, March 15, 2010

Kids in the Kitchen - Pepperoni Pizzaz

It's Spring Break here in our household and my children are home for the whole week.

Pepperoni Pizzaz

Thankfully they both love helping in the kitchen and cooking, so this week they've requested to be the ones making dinner every night, so with me just supervising and overseeing, they will be the Chefs in the kitchen this week.

Starting with Jasmine who made Pepperoni Pizzaz, a great meal for kids who love Pizza and Pepperoni.

I used Spaghetti Noodles this time, instead of Penne pasta.

Pepperoni Pizzaz

Credit: Tried and True Cooking with Heidi

8 ounces uncooked penne pasta
1 jar (28 ounces) spaghetti sauce, divided
1 package (8 ounces) sliced pepperoni
1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese

Cook pasta according to package directions.

Meanwhile, combine 2-1/3 cups spaghetti sauce, pepperoni, mushrooms, green pepper, onion,

Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes in a bowl.
Drain pasta; add to sauce mixture and mix well.

Transfer to a greased 3-qt. baking dish. Combine the tomato sauce and remaining spaghetti sauce; pour over top. (Note: for easier clean up, just empty the tomato sauce into the remaining spaghetti sauce jar, close tight and shake)

Cover and bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake, uncovered, 5-10 longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 9 servings.

Pepperoni Pizzaz

Pepperoni Pizzaz

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