Friday, March 25, 2011

Pizza Spaghetti

I did something brand new - I made up a recipe!  The players: a bunch of things that needed to be used in the fridge and cupboard.  The winner: delicious spaghetti!


1 lg. (28 oz. can) whole peeled tomatoes
1 can (14 oz) tomato sauce
1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
1 medium onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
10 oz. sliced white mushrooms
2 (4 oz) cans sliced black olives
1 (5 oz) package pepperoni, diced
1 c. mozzarella cheese, grated
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. italian herb seasoning
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 lb. spaghetti noodles

In a large pot, saute onion, mushrooms, and garlic in 1 Tbsp olive oil  and a splash of butter until soft and mushrooms begin to release liquid, about 10 minutes.  Reduce heat to medium-low, and add in tomatoes, sauce, paste, and spices.  Slightly smash the whole tomatoes, then add in pepperoni and olives.  Simmer until slightly thickened, about 20 minutes.  Meanwhile, cook pasta in according to package instructions.  Off the heat, add the pasta and cheese into the sauce and toss until evenly coated.  Serve with parmesan cheese!