A pepperoni, olive, mushroom and caper sauce tops a pound of your favorite pasta. An eccelectic mix of ingredients that combine to make a quick and satisfying pasta dish.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large skillet heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the garlic and onion and saute until translucent.

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  • Add the tomato, olives, pepperoni, mushrooms, capers and salt and pepper to taste and simmer until heated through.

  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  • Add warm sauce to pasta and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese; mix well and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

516.5 calories; protein 18g 36% DV; carbohydrates 62.3g 20% DV; fat 21.4g 33% DV; cholesterol 27.9mg 9% DV; sodium 782.2mg 31% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (21)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/30/2003
I'm not sure about kids but my guests loved it and insisted they take the recipe home! I chose it because I was craving capers and it worked. Its heavy on the olives but my husband who doesn't like olives even raved! Great social dinner for casual guests. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/03/2005
I liked using pepperoni & the kalamata olives but this really needed a sauce of some kind. used white wine but that didn't help. Also used spaghetti noodles which I would not recommend. Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/30/2003
I'm not sure about kids but my guests loved it and insisted they take the recipe home! I chose it because I was craving capers and it worked. Its heavy on the olives but my husband who doesn't like olives even raved! Great social dinner for casual guests. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/30/2003
This was O.K. as directed but would probably forgo the capers next time or at least use less. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2003
I substituted Italian Sausage for the peperoni it was fantastic. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2003
I really enjoyed this meal! Easy to make. The ingredients fit together well in terms of taste and everyone at our house just loved it. A nice bottle of wine and a little bread made a wonderful start to the evening. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2003
i love this recipe! it's easy fast and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2005
What confused me and my husband was that there was no real sauce in which to simmer all the goodies that went into this 'sauce'! So we decided to add some white wine (to get the juices out of the tomatoes) and then it all took off! It was great! I decided to be adventurous with the cheeses and added a mix of primasalata (a harder version of a somewhat salty ricotta) mahon (a spanish cow's milk cheese) and some drunken goat cheese...well I bet it would be great with any kind of mix of random cheese you have somewhere in your fridge! Other changes: I added more mushrooms ('cause I had extra) cut the capers in half and rinsed the kalamata... and it still didn't need extra salt! My husband is Calabrian and he thinks it's own of the better pasta dishes he's ever had! Wierd but... there you have it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2005
I've been making this recipe for over a year now - it is a FAVORITE!! I use Smoked Gouda instead of mozzerella (has more flavor). You do have to be a fan of capers and kalamata olives to really enjoy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2008
Wow! This pasta packs a punch. I have made this dish several times and keep coming back for more. It is also great on rice on a cut of meat or as a topping for crusty bread. Fabulous! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/02/2005
I liked using pepperoni & the kalamata olives but this really needed a sauce of some kind. used white wine but that didn't help. Also used spaghetti noodles which I would not recommend. Read More
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