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One Pot Pepperoni Pizza Pasta

Course Dinner
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 lb Lean Ground Beef
  • 2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 2 tsp Cracked Black Pepper
  • ¾ C Pepperoni Slices quartered
  • 36 oz Ragu Pasta Sauce*
  • 3 C Water
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Oregano diced
  • 12 oz Elbow Macaroni
  • 2 C Whole Milk Mozzarella Cheese shredded
  • Handful Fresh Italian Parsley roughly torn


  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Once hot, add the garlic and saute for a minute, to release the oils and fragrance. Add the ground beef and cook until no longer pink, breaking up the meat as it cooks, around 5 minutes. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper.
  • When the beef is around 90% browned, add ½ cup of the pepperoni and stir thoroughly to combine. Drain excess fat.
  • Stir in the pasta sauce, water, and oregano, followed by the elbow macaroni. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and allow to simmer for 15 minutes, or until the macaroni is tender.
  • Cover the pasta with the mozzarella cheese, sprinkle with the remaining pepperoni, cover, and allow to melt for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat, sprinkle with Italian parsley and serve immediately!