Double Pepper-Pepperoni Pizza Pasta

This one-pot pasta dinner has all the best flavors of a classic pepperoni pizza. Make it with Canadian bacon and pineapple for a Hawaiian pizza twist.

Double Pepper-Pepperoni Pizza Pasta in pot
Photo: Brie Passano
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
6 cups


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and chopped

  • 1 medium green bell pepper, seeded and chopped

  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 1 15-16 ounce can pizza sauce

  • 1 ½ cup water

  • 1 ½ teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • 8 ounce dried wagon wheel or rigatoni pasta

  • ½ cup miniature pepperoni slices

  • ¼ cup chopped pickled pepperoncini peppers

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz.)

  • 1 cup shredded provolone cheese, shredded (4 oz.)

  • 2 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

  • Crushed red pepper (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. In a 4- to 6-qt. Dutch oven heat oil over medium heat. Add peppers. Cook about 5 minutes or until peppers are softened. Add tomato paste; cook and stir for 2 minutes.

  2. Stir in pizza sauce, water, and 1 tsp. of the oregano. Bring to boiling over medium-high, stirring occasionally. Stir in pasta; return mixture to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 15 to 18 minutes or until pasta is almost tender. Remove from heat.

  3. Stir in pepperoni and pepperoncini. Gently fold in half of the mozzarella and half of the provolone cheese just until combined.

  4. Top with remaining mozzarella and provolone cheeses. If desired, top with additional pepperoni slices. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, the remaining 1/2 tsp. oregano, and crushed red pepper (if using). Bake, uncovered, about 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and lightly browned.

Hawaiian Pizza Pasta

Prepare as directed, except omit the red bell pepper. Substitute chopped Canadian bacon for the pepperoni and fold in one 8-oz. can pineapple tidbits, drained, with the cheeses in Step 3.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

585 Calories
26g Fat
60g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 585
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 1177mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 69.4mg 347%
Calcium 518mg 40%
Iron 4.1mg 23%
Potassium 827mg 18%
Folate, total 171.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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