Baked Pasta with Pepperoni

Baked Pasta with Pepperoni

Happy weekend peeps! Are you looking forward to Monday? Just kidding…never met a person that is actually looking forward to a dreadful Monday!!! I need a tub of coffee just because it’s Monday. 
You probably didn’t know, but this post is my 500th…I am so thrilled and in a few weeks 4 years of active blogging. You have no idea how this fulfilled my life. I will reserve those thoughts for the anniversary post!
     
On the other note, it’s been such a tough week for me in so many levels that I can’t even explain, and on top all it’s so hot these days that you can’t spend 10 minutes outside. One thing that was happy is that hubs and I just celebrated last weekend our anniversary. Yup! 14 years, already; Only thing that I could say is that I couldn’t have a better partner and a friend… I am truly blessed! The best part is that he is always there when I need a shoulder to lean on.
Time is really flying, although I do have a daily reminder when I look at my kids?! Knock on the wood, they are growing so fast, too fast! 
Anyhow, Let’s talk about this dish.  
When my family needs a quick comfort food, especially on those busy nights when I don’t want to spend a whole lot of time in the kitchen slaving over the stove, this is the meal to go. 
You can add leftover chicken, hard/Genoa salami, or sauteed ground beef instead of the pepperoni. 
Let me just be clear here, I am not a huge fan of pepperoni. I rather go for a real sauteed ground beef, but who ever tried this combo was in love, so I continued making it with pepperoni for years. Another thing is that you can use your favorite pasta sauce instead of the Alfredo sauce, but if you ask me, I am a sucker for a creamy yummy pasta especially with loads of cheese so don’t judge. Be creative, use what you like, or have in your pantry…but layer it, cheese it and bake it…done quick, family happy and no fuss over dinner. 
Serve it with fresh vegetables, or lettuce salad. 

Baked Pasta with Pepperoni
Serves 4 | Total time: 25 minutes
prep time: 10 min | Cook time: 15 min 
Ingredients:
  • 3 cups Cooked Macaroni (or other pasta)
  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil 
  • 3/4 cup Alfredo sauce
  • 1.5 cup Broccoli florets, blanched
  • Taco Cheese Mix, shredded 

Directions:
  1. Preheat
    the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place
    macaroni in the deeper baking dish and toss it with olive oil, then add Alfredo sauce, blanched
    broccoli florets, and sprinkle a little bit of cheese. Mix it together. 
  3. Add
    a layer of pepperoni, and top it with more taco cheese mix.
  4. Bake
    for 15 minutes, or until cheese is completely melted and bubbly.
  5. Serve
    it with the salad on the side.

Enjoy!

NOTE**
You can add any cheese that you would prefer, and of course any amount. 
If you are serving it to more people, just increase the amount of ingredients.
It stores well over-night in the fridge. Preheat, to heat it again. 

Wishing you a great Sunday and week ahead! 
Your friend,
SANDRA

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