Quick and Cheap Cheesy Pepperoni Rigatoni Bake

pepperonibakeMost of my weeknight dinners need to happen really quickly.  By the end of the day, I’m basically too exhausted to do anything fancy and complicated.  This is my vamped up pasta dinner that I make instead of just pouring jarred spaghetti sauce over noodles and calling it dinner.  It’s easier and cheaper than homemade lasagna and more exciting than the jarred sauce/noodle combo.  Best of all, it’s super cheap.  Here’s how it breaks down:

Noodles: $1

Jarred Pasta Sauce: $1

Pepperoni: $1

Mozzarella Cheese $2

Grand total: $5 to feed 8 people!  Not too shabby.  Throw in a salad and some garlic toast and you have a complete meal.

Fast and Cheap Pepperoni Rigatoni Bake
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Saucy cheesy goodness with a zing of pepperoni
Servings Prep Time
8 15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Servings Prep Time
8 15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Fast and Cheap Pepperoni Rigatoni Bake
Print Recipe
Saucy cheesy goodness with a zing of pepperoni
Servings Prep Time
8 15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Servings Prep Time
8 15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Set a big pot of water on to boil, the preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. While you wait for the water to boil, dice up the pepperoni.
  3. Once the water comes to a boil, add a dash of salt, then pour in the noodles. Cook according to package directions (rigatoni was 10 minutes).
  4. Drain the noodles, then return to pot. Stir in the jarred sauce and the pepperoni.
  5. Pour the noodle mix into a 9x13 baking pan and top with the shredded mozzarella.
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is slightly browned and sauce is bubbling.
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