Why is pepperoni reserved only for pizza? It has so much to offer other dishes.
It’s got a lovely, spicy kick that adds lots of flavor, even when only a small amount is used. And, turkey pepperoni is just about as good as the real thing, so it can really liven up a healthy meal.
Currently, my goal is to use up everything in my fridge and pantry, and only buy groceries needed to achieve that goal. One item on the list was a package of turkey pepperoni. There aren’t very many non-pizza pepperoni recipes out there, but I finally came up with one that sounded good.
When I delved into the pantry to see what types of pasta I had, I found this:
The finished recipe came together beautifully with the colored pasta, the veggies and the pepperoni. It looked so nice in the bowl that it earned its name of Pretty Pepperoni Pasta.
This is a nice, light yet very full-flavored dish. The pepperoni provides a delicious, spicy kick. And although it takes a few minutes to simmer, it’s quick and easy to make, with really only one messy pot (not counting the pasta pot).
Although I used sliced pepperoni here, I would recommend using diced instead. The slices wanted to stick together and just generally didn’t play well with the other kids in the bowl. And while the colored pasta is beautiful, whatever pasta you have on hand will work.
Give it a try! Even the picky boyfriend likes it!
Nutritional Info calculated with BigOven Recipe Software
Calories: 437, Fat: 7g (sat: 2g), Fiber: 7g, Sugars: 7g, Protein: 25g