Pepperoni Pasta Bake

Recipe developed by Alanna Marise

Preparation Time: 20 minutes, Cooking Time: 40-60 minutes


For the Marinara Sauce –

  • 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 2 T tomato paste
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 t finely grated ginger
  • 1 t dried basil
  • 1 t dried oregano

For the Pasta –

  • 1 T olive oil
  • 100 g pepperoni, sliced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 200 g penne
  • ¾ c grated cheese
  • Pinch of salt

To serve –

  • ¼ c fresh basil leaves
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


1  Heat an oven to 180°C fan bake.

2  In a pot of boiling, salted water add the penne and cook until al dente. Drain off water and leave to cool in pot temporarily.

3  Heat a frying pan with the olive oil then add the onions and sauté until clear and softened.


4  Add all the ingredients for the Marinara Sauce in order listed then finish with the pepperoni.


5  Cook sauce for five minutes or until heated through then combine with the penne.

6  Place in an oven proof baking dish then sprinkle with cheese. Bake until cheese is golden and crispy (about 30 minutes).


7  Serve with basil and salt and pepper.


*A green salad or steamed green vegetables would be a good side dish to this meal.

Have you tried this out? Be sure to tag me in any and all Instagram posts if you give this a go! (@lana_holla and #splatteredapron) I would love to see how yours turns out!

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