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Pizza pasta in a skillet topped with melted cheese and pepperoni.

Pizza Pasta

This pizza pasta is a one pot meal made with pepperoni, sausage and plenty of cheese, all mixed with pasta in tomato sauce. An easy dinner that's family friendly and quick to make!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 470kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 lb mild Italian sausage casings removed
  • 1/2 cup onion finely diced
  • 3/4 cup mini pepperoni divided use
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 24 ounce jar marinara sauce
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 12 ounces short pasta such as rotini or penne
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley


  • Heat the olive oil in a large, deep pan over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook for 4-5 minutes, breaking up the meat with a spatula, until browned.
  • Add the onion to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes or until translucent.
  • Add 1/2 cup of the pepperoni and the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the marinara sauce, water, salt, pepper and pasta to the pot and bring to a simmer. 
  • Cover the pot and cook over low heat for 12-14 minutes or until pasta is tender.
  • While the pasta is simmering, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • After the pasta is finished cooking, sprinkle the cheese over the top and arrange the remaining 1/4 cup of pepperoni on the cheese.
  • Bake for 4-5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.



Calories: 470kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 780mg | Potassium: 773mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 680IU | Vitamin C: 10.5mg | Calcium: 191mg | Iron: 3.1mg