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Pepperoni Rotini Bake

Pepperoni Rotini bake is like a perfect marriage of your favorite pepperoni pizza and spaghetti – all in one dish. FULL of pepperoni flavor, this is going to please your whole family.

Pepperoni Rotini Bake

Pepperoni Rotini Bake

My love of pasta and red sauce is known FAR and wide. For real. I would probably eat some variation of it 5 days a week, and some weeks I do. I just LOVE it, and I always have. You’ll have seen it before here in my spaghetti & meatballs, spaghetti with meat sauce, chicken alfredo lasagna, and many more.

The first meal I ever learned how to cook was “noodles and sauce”, which was just what it sounds like. Noodles + plain tomato sauce.

After a few years I really moved up in the world and started adding some mozzarella cheese into the mix, but that was about the extent of it. For a LONG time. Like, until I was in my 20’s and my husband finally told me that maybe a box of Scalloped Potatoes with bread crumbs on top wasn’t really the best thing to make a meal of.

A few years, a few kids, and LOTS of trial and error later – and here we are. I like *almost* everything, am a die-hard sushi fan, and am always on the lookout for new recipes, flavors, and combinations to try.

This meal is definitely not reinventing the wheel, by any means, but it WAS a kid-favorite of last week – so I call that a win.

Fry up some ground beef that you’ve seasoned well with salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder.

Pepperoni Roni Bake

Add in a jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce, and a jar of your favorite pizza sauce. If you are feeling adventerous, you could also use this easy pizza sauce instead. I used some spaghetti sauce with peppers, onions, and sausage, and the kids loved that extra kick. Mix in a pound of parboiled rotini with the sauce, and mix together with a pouch of mini Hormel pepperoni.

Pepperoni Roni Bake

Layer half in a pan, and then top with generous amounts of pizza cheese, and a layer of pepperoni.

Pepperoni Roni Bake

Top with more of the pasta, and another layer of cheese and pepperoni. I sprinkled the top with parmesan cheese and Italian seasonings.

Pepperoni Roni Bake

Bake in a 325 degree oven for about 30 minutes. This would also be awesome in a slow cooker! When everything is bubbly and delicious, take it out of the oven and serve it with some crusty garlic bread, and a green salad.

Pepperoni Roni Bake

Pepperoni Rotini Bake

Pepperoni Rotini Bake

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Delicious and twisty rotini is loaded with pepperoni and then doused in marinara and pizza sauce! This was my kids favorite meal for a LONG time.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef, browned and seasoned liberally with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  • 1 large jar your favorite spaghetti sauce
  • 1 jar pizza sauce
  • 1 package Hormel Mini Pepperoni
  • 1 pound rotini noodles, parboiled
  • 4 cups pizza blend cheese
  • 20-30 slices Hormel Pepperoni
  • Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top

Instructions

  1. Combine browned and seasoned ground beef with the spaghetti sauce and the pizza sauce as well as the mini pepperoni.
  2. Mix with the parboiled noodles, and layer half in a 9x9 or 10x13 baking dish. Sprinkle half of cheese on top, and layer half of pepperoni on this. Top with the rest of the pasta mixture, the remaining cheese, and the rest of the pepperoni. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  3. Bake at 325 for 30-40 minutes, or until bubbly and melted. If casserole starts to brown on top, cover with foil.
  4. Remove and let cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 474 Total Fat: 19g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 65mg Sodium: 855mg Carbohydrates: 47g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 4g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 28g
Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!
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Heather J.

Tuesday 2nd of July 2019

Got this recipe from the Hormel site, who linked back to you, and tried it last night--delicious! Do you know if it freezes well?

Nicole Johnson

Tuesday 2nd of July 2019

I am not personally a fan of freezing pasta-based dishes because the noodles never come back al dente when you reheat it, and I'm kind of a noodle snob. :D If that isn't a problem for you, this should freeze just fine. Thanks for stopping by!

Kelly

Wednesday 10th of August 2016

Do you have the nutritional facts for this dish? My husband has diet restrictions. Thank you so much.

Nicole Johnson

Wednesday 10th of August 2016

I don't provide nutritional data on my recipes, but there are a lot of free tools out there that do! Yummly is a great one. If you click the yum button on the recipe it'll add it to your (free) yummly recipe box, and at the end of it the nutritional information will be displayed. Happy cooking!

Susan

Wednesday 29th of July 2015

This looks so delicious...I'm new to slow cooker cooking...how would you make and bake this in the slow cooker? Thank you

Nicole Johnson

Friday 31st of July 2015

You should be able to do the final steps that you would normally do in the oven in the slow cooker. Just keep an eye on it, and plan on about an hour or so of cooking time.

Beth DeAnda

Sunday 5th of July 2015

This would be easier if you gave what size pan to use. Also, the Pin doesn't say you need hamburger.

Nicole Johnson

Monday 6th of July 2015

Hi Beth! Thanks for stopping by. Sorry for not including the pan size. That's a pretty important step! Regarding the Pin - it seems that Pinterest has been having some trouble with its rich pins lately. Unfortunately that isn't something that I directly control. Hopefully they will get it sorted out soon though!