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Pepperoni Pizza Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
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4.89 from 9 votes

Macaroni and Cheese Pizza

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. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
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: 395kcal
Author: Renee - Kudos Kitchen

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

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a large skillet over medium/high heat, sweat the green pepper and onion in the olive oil, stirring frequently for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the chopped pepperoni and continue to cook for an additional 3-4 minutes.
  • Turn the heat to medium and stir in the flour. Cook, stirring frequently for 1 minute
  • Slowly stir in the milk along with the basil and oregano.
  • Continue to stir until the liquid begins to bubble and thicken.
  • Stir in 1½ cups of provolone and 1 cup of the cheddar cheese. Stir to combine.
  • Add the cooked and drained pasta to the cheese sauce and stir well to combine.
  • Turn the heat off under the skillet and top the pasta evenly with the marinara sauce.
  • Top the pasta and sauce evenly with the remaining cheese and top with the rounds of pepperoni.
  • Carefully place the skillet in a preheated oven and cook until the cheese is browned and bubbly, approximately 15-20 minutes.
  • Allow the pasta to cool slightly before serving.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Tools and equipment:
Large pasta pot, large skillet, wooden spoon or spatula, cheese grater

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 704mg | Potassium: 447mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1270IU | Vitamin C: 23.4mg | Calcium: 542mg | Iron: 2mg