One-Pot Giardiniera-Pepperoni Pasta


This one-pot pasta recipe has a bit of kick from hot giardiniera and spicy pepperoni.

One-Pot Giardiniera-Pepperoni Pasta
Photo: Kelsey Hansen
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
7 cups


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped

  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 1 14-16 ounce can pizza sauce

  • 1 ¾ cup water

  • 1 ½ teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 8 ounce dried bow-tie, rotini, or campanelle pasta

  • ¾ - 1 cup drained hot giardiniera (chop any large pieces)

  • ½ cup chopped hot and spicy pepperoni

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz.)

  • 1 cup shredded provolone cheese (4 oz.)

  • 2 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

  • ⅛ - ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper


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

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

  3. Stir in giardiniera and pepperoni. 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, the remaining 1/2 tsp. oregano, and crushed red pepper. Bake, uncovered, about 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

583 Calories
26g Fat
58g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 583
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 1408mg 61%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 52.9mg 265%
Calcium 577mg 44%
Iron 3.8mg 21%
Potassium 747mg 16%
Folate, total 167.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*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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