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Kellie's Simple Penne with Pepperoni and Cheese

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"Penne pasta with diced onions, pepperoni, and garlic is finished with pecorino cheese and fresh basil."
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6 m servings 243
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. Pour whole box of pasta into a large skillet (approximately 12 inches in diameter). Pour 1 1/2 cups of cold water and chicken broth into the pan, ensuring that the liquid covers the pasta. Add onion, turn the burner to high, then set your timer for 10 minutes (optional: add a bit of salt to taste).
  2. Cook on high, stirring occasionally, until almost all of the liquid has evaporated.
  3. When pasta is almost done, add pepperoni and garlic; gently cook through.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in cheese and basil. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 243 calories; 10.7 27.3 9.8 25 535 Full nutrition

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This was very quick and easy--perfect for a weeknight meal. Other ingredients would be really good in this--black olives, mushrooms, and green pepper would put it over the top! And extra cheese....

It was a bit plain so I added tomato sauce with paprika and some other stuff it tastes amazing

Easy and quick meal. My husband thought it was great, I thought a little plain. I will make it again, however I will be changing the cheese to a mozzarella (more pizza like) and adding either g...

I'm going to have to agree with jrbaker above: it is too plain the way it is. I paired it with Chicken Cacciatore & used some of the sauce to dip each bite into. & it was perfect! But like th e...