Slow Cooked Pepperoni Pasta

Slow Cooked Pepperoni Pasta

This recipe for slow cooked pepperoni pasta is one of those recipes that I almost didn’t share because it is not a pretty recipe. No matter what I tried for pictures I could not get a good one. It is delicious, but like many slow cooked meals it is lacking in the presentation department.

However one of my goals with my Cooking Through My Collection series is to share with you exactly what I am cooking from my cookbook collection. Now if this had tasted terrible I would not be sharing it with you, but my family loved it, which made me realize that I needed to share it with you all.

This recipe comes from the the Gooseberry Patch Cookbook called Slow Cooking All Year ‘Round. I own several Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks. Most of them have been given to me as gifts.

I know that many of you love Gooseberry Patch and I know why you love them. Most of their recipes are quick and easy to make and contain everyday ingredients. We all need more recipes like that.

Overall I think Gooseberry Patch recipes are great. One complaint I have though is that the cookbooks don’t contain pictures. Or at least most of them don’t. I am a big fan of pictures in cookbooks. One of the things that draws me to cookbooks are the pictures.

A cookbook without pictures is a cookbook I don’t usually enjoy looking through. Yes, I know this probably is not the best way to judge a cookbook, but I really do prefer pictures in my cookbooks.

I do have several of the Gooseberry Patch cookbooks that I enjoy though and those are the slow cooking ones. I find myself trying recipes and looking through the slow cooking ones for inspiration and ideas all the time.

The recipe I am sharing today for slow cooked pepperoni pasta was one I marked to try some time ago, but just recently got around to making it for dinner. I knew the recipe was a meal my kids would love because it contained similar flavors to pizza and that is always a hit with kids.

This is one of those recipes that only takes a short time in the crock pot. This is done in about 3 hours. I do think this recipe would work well placed in a casserole dish and baked in the oven for 30 or so minutes and I might try it that way next time.

I think this is one of those recipes that would work well slow cooked or cooked in the oven. It would probably be much prettier baked in a casserole dish in the oven, so if presentation is important I would say go with the oven.

And the original recipe was called Fettuccine and Pepperoni. Since I used a gluten free spaghetti and not fettuccine, I changed the title to pepperoni pasta. No matter what you call it, it is delicious.

I would love to hear your thoughts on Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks. Do you love Gooseberry Patch recipes and cookbooks? 

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  1. This looks like something my family would enjoy. I think a penne pasta or something similar would work well also.

  2. I love Gooseberry Patch! I have 4 of them, and like you, enjoy the fact that they are regular recipes with regular ingredients. They aren’t always the healthiest recipes though, so I do make some modifications :) This sounds wonderful, and would be perfect to put on Saturday afternoon for supper or for Sunday lunch. Thanks for spotlighting this one!

  3. I hate gummy pasta and wonder how long you cooked the pasta as 3 hours in a crock pot, even on low sounds like overcooked pasta to me. Maybe the eggs keep the pasta from overcooking?

    • The texture of this was similar to a baked spaghetti. The eggs and milk help keep it moist. I would not say it was gummy, but it was not like regular spaghetti would be either. If you think the flavors sound good but are worried about the texture in the crockpot I would try baking it in the oven like you would a baked spaghetti.

  4. Have you ever prepped this all the night before and fridgerated it until it was ready to go on the slow cooker?

    • I have not tried that. It would probably work if you stirred it together well in the morning. If you try it I would love to hear how it turns out.

  5. Tricia Mitchell says:

    I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks! I have about 30 of them. They do offer some with pictures too and just recently came out with a healthy cooking one.
    Can’t wait to try this recipe, even though it’s not a ‘beautiful’ picture, it looks delish.

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