Pepperoni and smoked mozzarella pasta

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    40 min

    A highly satisfying Italian-inspired dish, made by tossing pasta with pepperoni, olives, mushrooms, capers, tomatoes and smoked mozzarella.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 6 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 1 onion, diced
    • 1 large tomato, cubed
    • 135g kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
    • 75g sliced pepperoni, cut into strips
    • 35g sliced fresh mushrooms
    • 2 tablespoons capers
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 450g pasta
    • 115g smoked mozzarella cheese, cubed

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. In a large frying pan heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the garlic and onion and saute until translucent.
    2. Add the tomato, olives, pepperoni, mushrooms, capers and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer until heated through.
    3. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    4. Add warm sauce to pasta and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese; mix well and serve immediately.

    Smoked mozzarella cheese

    Can be purchased in speciality cheese shops. If unavailable, substitute in other smoked cheese, such as Bavarian smoked.

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    18

    I'm not sure about kids, but my guests loved it and insisted they take the recipe home! I chose it because I was craving capers, and it worked. Its heavy on the olives, but my husband who doesn't like olives even raved! Great social dinner for casual guests.  -  17 Oct 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    12

    This was O.K. as directed but would probably forgo the capers next time, or at least use less. Thanks for sharing.  -  22 Oct 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    11

    I substituted Italian Sausage for the peperoni, it was fantastic.  -  06 Nov 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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