In some ways I like pepperoni pizza pasta better than pepperoni pizza. It is definitely lighter and more healthful. This pasta dinner includes many of the things that are great on a pie, including basil, mushrooms and Parmesan cheese.
I came up with this recipe thinking about what to do with leftover pepperoni from making pizza. I like the texture and green color the broccoli adds. I’ve made this recipe with spiral and penne pasta, and I prefer the spirals.
Fresh basil is a must for this dish. I use my homegrown crop.
While the pasta cooks, prepare the rest of the ingredients. It’s an easy, 20-minute meal.