Pepperoni-Sausage Skillet Pasta

 Pepperoni Sausage Skillet Pasta is comfort food at its best  Enjoy this easy weeknight meal with the family
This Pepperoni-Sausage Skillet Pasta just made your next weeknight meal a breeze to put together. Ready in no more than 30-minutes, you can have dinner on the table in no time.

Winter weather, so much rain here in the Pacific Northwest, keeps me hunkered down in the house. The daylight is short-lived, but nonetheless I am busy as always. By the time daily activities are winding down and it's time to get dinner on the table, I am often looking for a quick and easy meal solution – especially one that will not keep me at the sink washing dishes after we have finished eating.

Pepperoni Sausage Skillet Bake is so easy to make for a weeknight meal
Just knowing I won't have to scrub loads of pots and pans brightens my mood at dinnertime. And it also means I will be in my pajamas sooner than I expected! 

Pepperoni Sausage Skillet Pasta for a perfect comfort food weeknight dinner so easy to make
Just like your family, mine loves pizza. I know if I take those flavors and incorporate them into a pasta dish, the husband and kids will gobble it down without any complaints. Is that the same for you?

Pepperoni Sausage Skillet Pasta for a perfect comfort food weeknight dinner
A meal like this also works great when sports practices and other events are scheduled in the evening. I have even scooped portions of this pasta dish into handy to-go containers, and the kids have eaten it on the run.

Pepperoni Sausage Skillet Pasta for perfect comfort food weeknight eats
Comfort food is key during the winter months, especially when it can be made as simply as this dish. I have a feeling you are going to serve this pasta many times this season. Enjoy!

Pepperoni Sausage Skillet Bake is so easy to make for a weeknight dinner with the family lots of leftovers too
Pepperoni Sausage Skillet Bake is so easy to make for a weeknight dinner with the family
Enjoy this meal!

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Pepperoni-Sausage Skillet Pasta

Recipe from: Created by Cathy Pollak for | Serves: 6


  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1-3/4 cups (about 6 oz) fully cooked Italian sausage (diced or crumbled)
  • 1 cup mini pepperoni, plus more for topping
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) petite cut diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 cups dry penne pasta
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup finely shredded mozzarella cheese
  • red pepper flakes, optional


  • In a 12” skillet over medium heat, sauté onion in oil until softened, about 3-5 minutes. Add sausage, browning the edges (I use fully-cooked sausage). Add pepperoni, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, pasta, chicken broth and Italian seasoning.
  • Bring to a boil, cover and simmer until most of the liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Top with cheese and extra pepperoni. Place the lid over the skillet until the cheese melts.
  • Sprinkle with red pepper flakes. Serve immediately.

Other Similar Recipes You Might Enjoy:

  1. Penne Pasta Pizza Bake
  2. Pepperoni Chicken Parmesan
  3. Pepperoni Pizza Zucchini Spaghetti

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  1. Dinner that looks this good and one that’s ready to go in 30 minutes is exactly what we need to have tonight!

  2. This is a meal I would make for my husband and daughter! So easy, no fuss, and everyone loves pasta!

  3. This is seriously fabulous comfort food! So very simple, yet so hearty and satisfying! And oh … that wonderfully gooey cheese! Plus, I love your suggestion about scooping it up into to-go containers for meals on the run – so many of our evenings are exactly like that, too – great idea!

  4. I love quick, easy dinner like this! Looks delish!

  5. Pizza in pasta form is just perfect!! Takes two of my favorite comfort foods and combines them in one awesome dish :)

  6. Megan 6

    I love how quick and easy this is! It looks amazing too!

  7. How perfect! I’ve been craving a this!

  8. Ah yes, those long, gray PNW days. I remember them well from growing up in Vancouver. Comfort food is a must during the gray winter and this pasta skillet looks perfect for chasing the weather blues away.


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