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Hi y'all! My name is Elizabeth Knicely, but I go by Liz. I am a 35 year old wife and mother of 3 wonderful children. I am also a pet owner of a cat, dog and turtle. I am an avid home chef, ambitious artist and amateur comedian. I'm just a small town girl trying to leave a mark on this world. Welcome to my blog!

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One Pot Pizza Pasta Bake

Updated: Oct 4, 2021

An easy crowd-pleasing one pot meal that the whole family will love! Everyone will be begging for seconds!

PREP TIME: 10 minutes

COOK TIME: 20 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes

SERVINGS: 4 servings


1 tablespoon Olive Oil

8 ouncey Spicy Italian Sausage, bulk or casing removed

1/2 cup Mini Pepperoni, divided

1 (15 ounce) can Tomato Sauce

1/2 teaspoon Dried Oregano

1/2 teaspoon Dried Basil

1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder

1 1/2 cups Water

8 ounces Rotini Pasta

Kosher Salt, to taste

Freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste

1 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

2 tablespoons chopped Fresh Parsley Leaves


1. Preheat oven to broil.

2. Heat olive oil in a large oven-proof skillet over medium high heat. Add Italian sausage and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the sausage as it cooks; drain excess fat. Stir in 1/4 cup pepperoni until heated through, about 1 minute.

3. Stir in tomato sauce, oregano, basil, garlic powder, pasta and 1 1/2 cups water; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer until pasta is cooked through, about 2 minutes.

4. Remove from heat; top with mozzarella and remaining 1/4 cup pepperoni. Place into oven and cook until melted and golden brown, about 2 minutes.

5. Serve immediately, garnish with parsley, if desired.

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