When my husband I first met, we spent every Tuesday night at the local pizza place with a group of friends. I got to know him over slices of pizza and pints of beer. I realized he’s funny, sweet, and maybe worth seeing as more than just a friend. Pizza is good for getting to know people.
I love pizza in all forms. This one-skillet Pizza Pasta is all the flavors of pizza in a scoopable form. What’s not to love? ͂ Erin
½ a large red onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
2 c. jarred pizza sauce
8 oz. dry whole wheat rotini pasta
4 oz. mild turkey breakfast sausage
2 oz. pepperoni*, chopped in small pieces
1 tsp. garlic salt
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
2 c. water
Shredded parmesan cheese & crushed red pepper flakes, for serving
Cook and stir breakfast sausage, onion, and bell pepper in a large skillet until sausage is browned. Drain sausage mixture on a paper towel-lined plate. Carefully wipe out any excess grease from the skillet. Add pizza sauce, water, rotini pasta, pepperoni, sausage mixture, garlic salt, and Italian seasoning to the skillet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and boil until pasta is tender and sauce is reduced (about 12 minutes). Serve sprinkled with parmesan and red pepper flakes.
Weight Watchers info.: This makes 6 servings. A serving is 1 cup (about 7 ounces by weight). *If you use regular pepperoni, each serving is 9 SmartPoints. If you use turkey pepperoni, each serving is 7 SmartPoints. (If serving with parmesan cheese, be sure to add those points.)