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Dutch Oven Pizza Pasta

Dutch Oven Pizza Pasta takes all the classic flavor of pepperoni pizza but serves it up in cheesy pasta dish baked in your favorite cast iron pot. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Resting Time5 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Pizza Pasta
Servings: 8
Calories: 470kcal
Author: Ned Adams
Cost: $10

Equipment

  • 3.5 quart enamled Dutch oven

Ingredients

  • 12 oz small shell macaroni, uncooked
  • water for boiling pasta
  • salt for pasta water
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese; divided
  • 8 oz shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese; divided (2 cups)
  • ¼ tsp

    ground black pepper

  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley; chopped, plus more for optional garnish
  • tsp

    dried oregano; divided

  • 1 cup

    evaporated milk

  • 28 oz pizza sauce 2-14 oz. jars
  • 15 slices

    pepperoni slices

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F degrees.
  • Cook pasta 2-3 minutes LESS than package directions; drain and slightly cool
  • While pasta cooks, in a large bowl gently beat the eggs.
  • Mix 1 ½ cup Parmesan, ½ cup (2oz) mozzarella, pepper, parsley, and 2 tsp. oregano into the eggs until combined.
  • Add the pasta into the egg and cheese bowl.
  • Pour in the evaporated milk and stir mixture until combined. 
  • Add mixture to a 3.5 quart Dutch oven and smooth the top.
  • In a bowl, combine the pizza sauce, 1 tsp. oregano, and ¼ cup Parmesan together.
  • Evenly pour sauce over pasta mixture, smoothing out the layer.
  • Sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup Parmesan over the sauce.
  • Add the remaining 1½ cups (6 oz.) mozzarella to the top layer, taking care to fill in any holes. 
  • Layer the pepperoni in any desired fashion. 
  • Sprinkle the remaining ¼ tsp. oregano over the cheese.
  • Cover; Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • Allow to rest for at least 5 minutes before serving, allowing the pasta to firm up. 
  • Garnish with additional fresh parsley if desired. 
  • Slice, serve and enjoy. 

Nutrition

Calories: 470kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 132mg | Sodium: 1221mg | Potassium: 630mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1100IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 610mg | Iron: 3mg