Cheesy Skillet Pizza Pasta

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Try this saucy, scrumptious pizza-meets-pasta dish for a fun weeknight meal! It’s easily made from scratch in one skillet… leaving you with hardly any cleanup and a fridge full of delish leftovers (if you’re lucky)!

Cheesy Skillet Pizza Pasta – Try this saucy, scrumptious pizza-meets-pasta dish for a fun weeknight meal! It's easily made from scratch in one skillet! | thecomfortofcooking.com

In my house, food is love. It’s warmth and comfort, and my almost-daily way of showing my family just how much I care. Whenever I’m able, I so enjoy cooking for (and with) my friends as well. And they don’t seem to mind giving me another excuse to whip out my big pots and pans.

When I found out our friend’s family member was undergoing major surgery this week, I dropped off a heaping dish full of this pizza pasta. It wasn’t much, but hopefully it eased the burden that dinner time can present after a long, stressful day. Or any weeknight, for that matter.

Cheesy Skillet Pizza Pasta – Try this saucy, scrumptious pizza-meets-pasta dish for a fun weeknight meal! It's easily made from scratch in one skillet! | thecomfortofcooking.com

Cheesy Skillet Pizza Pasta – Try this saucy, scrumptious pizza-meets-pasta dish for a fun weeknight meal! It's easily made from scratch in one skillet! | thecomfortofcooking.com

This pasta is one of the most undeniably delicious dishes to hit my skillet lately, and I’m so glad I could share it with friends. It’s hugely flavorful and full of hearty goodness that both the big and little kids in your life will love. Best of all, this pizza-meets-pasta dish is easily made in one pan. And, I don’t know about you, but knowing I have less clean up to do makes a meal taste even more delicious to me!

Try this saucy, scrumptious one-skillet dinner made from scratch tonight. It’s so comforting and makes for even better leftovers the next day… if you’re lucky enough to have any.

Cheesy Skillet Pizza Pasta – Try this saucy, scrumptious pizza-meets-pasta dish for a fun weeknight meal! It's easily made from scratch in one skillet! | thecomfortofcooking.com

Cheesy Skillet Pizza Pasta – Try this saucy, scrumptious pizza-meets-pasta dish for a fun weeknight meal! It's easily made from scratch in one skillet! | thecomfortofcooking.com

Cheesy Skillet Pizza Pasta

Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces spicy or mild Italian sausage casings removed
  • 1/2 cup mini pepperoni divided
  • 1 15 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 oz. rotini pasta
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to broil.
  • In a large oven-proof skillet set to medium-high heat, add olive oil. Once hot, add Italian sausage and cook until browned, crumbling with a spoon, about 5 minutes. Drain excess fat. Stir in 1/4 cup pepperoni and cook 1 additional minute.
  • Stir in tomato sauce, oregano, basil garlic powder, pasta and 1 1/2 cups water. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat, simmering until pasta is cooked through, 12-14 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Sprinkle with mozzarella and remaining 1/4 cup pepperoni. Place under broiler and cook until melted and golden brown, 1-2 minutes, watching carefully to avoid burning.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.
  • Enjoy!

Join the Conversation

  1. This sounds really delicious and I love how easy it is. You’re so sweet to look after your friend’s family member in this way too – you’re right that food definitely = love.

  2. Oh good grief, I need this in my life. Just look at all that cheese, I’m in love!!

  3. Hi Georgia: For sure, this dish will be on our supper table, come this Saturday evening. It looks & sounds incredible! I’ll serve it with a nice cool tossed salad. My family & I can’t wait to enjoy (yet) another one of your amazing dishes.

  4. That is so lovely of you! I hope your friend recovers all right and not to mention quickly! I made baked pizza pasta not long ago too, it’s fantastic, isn’t it?
    Try half a glass of red wine in it and some fennel seeds too, you wont regret it :D x

  5. This is comfort food on steroids!!!

  6. Pure comfort. My sons would absolutely devour this quickly. Ok, so would I.

  7. Food is definitely my way to show love as well. Sick? Bring food. New baby? Bring food. Invite me over? Bring food. Ha! Anyone would be lucky to have you bring this over. Perfectly comforting!

  8. This looks so good! Plus, those little pepperonis are pretty much the cutest things ever!

  9. Holy yum!! :) Pizza + Pasta = my 2 favorite comfort food dinners, so this is a MUST make! Looks delicious!

  10. These are hands down my favorite type of dishes, these days. I’ve been working one-pot meals into my menu like crazy. My boys will love this one, Georgia!

  11. Made this last night and my family loved it! My son is a picky eater and dislikes sausage. But this combination worked so well, he went back for seconds!!!

  12. Last night we made version of this on the grill in the cold snow. My husband just broke free from the grill this year despite the weather. It was delicious.

  13. It’s hard to locate knowledgeable folks on this subject, but you sound like you know what you are talking about! Thanks

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