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Warmer weather is on the horizon, meaning it’s time to awake from hibernation and shed the winter coats for springtime style and adventure. Your family might be planning some trips this spring whether it’s a spring break vacation or just short weekend getaways. Either way, you’re going to be spending more time in the car.

Louise Fletke
By Louise Fletke
on 3/28/17 1:30 PM

One-Pot Pizza Pasta Makes Your Dinner Dreams Come True

Louise Fletke
by Louise Fletke on 1/24/17 9:40 AM

Bowl of pizza pasta

Pizza is delicious. Pasta is also delicious. Pizza pasta— is that even possible? Absolutely.

Now, we’re not talking about taking a pizza and cutting it up to add to pasta (although that would probably be incredibly tasty). Instead, this one-pot pizza pasta takes the best of both items and combines them in a quick and easy meal you can put on the table in 15 minutes. And contrary to its name, this dish we adapted from Fake Ginger is a healthier way to bite into your cheesy, meaty pizza and pasta cravings!



What you need:

Ingredients for 4 servings

  • Olive oil
  • 8 ounces of turkey sausage
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup pepperoni (or more!)
  • 1 jar of pasta sauce (use one with veggies for hidden health)
  • 2 cups water
  • 8 ounces rotini noodles (we used Whole Wheat)
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cups Italian blend cheese
  • Parmesan cheese


  1. Heat the olive oil in the pan, then add the sausage and onion. Cook until sausage is brown and the onions are translucent.
  2. Add garlic and pepperoni, then stir in the pasta sauce.
  3. Add in water and the noodles and bring it to a boil.
  4. Boil the pasta for 10 minutes.
  5. Add salt and pepper and Italian cheese.
  6. Serve the pasta with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
  7. Enjoy!

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Louise Fletke
Written by Louise Fletke
Attending public schools all her life and being a three-sport athlete, Louise is no novice to fundraising. When she's not writing copy for Great Lakes Scrip Center, Louise can be found playing recreational sports too competitively, or spending quality time with her dog, Hogan.

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