5 from 6 votes
Pepperoni Pizza Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
Macaroni and Cheese Pizza
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

For those times when you can't decide what to eat, I suggest you whip up this Unbelievably Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Macaroni & Cheese. It's a cross between two of your favorite things. 

Course: Entree, Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Italian macaroni and cheese, macaroni and cheese pizza, macaroni pizza, pepperoni pizza macaroni and cheese, pizza mac and cheese, pizza macaroni and cheese
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 395 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée
Ingredients
  • 1 box of penne pasta cooked according to package directions, drained, and kept warm.
  • tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion chopped
  • 1 bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • 1 package (6 ounces) pepperoni slices reserve 12 for the topping
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • cups milk warmed slightly
  • teaspoons dried basil
  • teaspoons dried oregano
  • 9 ounces provolone cheese about 3 cups, shredded and divided
  • 6 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese about 2 cups, shredded and divided
  • cups marinara sauce
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large skillet over medium/high heat, sweat the green pepper and onion in the olive oil, stirring frequently for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add the chopped pepperoni and continue to cook for an additional 3-4 minutes.
  4. Turn the heat to medium and stir in the flour. Cook, stirring frequently for 1 minute
  5. Slowly stir in the milk along with the basil and oregano.
  6. Continue to stir until the liquid begins to bubble and thicken.
  7. Stir in 1½ cups of provolone and 1 cup of the cheddar cheese. Stir to combine.
  8. Add the cooked and drained pasta to the cheese sauce and stir well to combine.
  9. Turn the heat off under the skillet and top the pasta evenly with the marinara sauce.
  10. Top the pasta and sauce evenly with the remaining cheese and top with the rounds of pepperoni.
  11. Carefully place the skillet in a preheated oven and cook until the cheese is browned and bubbly, approximately 15-20 minutes.
  12. Allow the pasta to cool slightly before serving.
  13. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Tools and equipment:

Large pasta pot, large skillet, wooden spoon or spatula, cheese grater

Nutrition Facts
Macaroni and Cheese Pizza
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 395 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 52mg17%
Sodium 704mg31%
Potassium 447mg13%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 1270IU25%
Vitamin C 23.4mg28%
Calcium 542mg54%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.