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?
Slow Cooked Pepperoni Pasta
- 4 eggs
- 1- 5 ounce evaporated milk
- 16 ounces fettuccine or spaghetti
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 8 ounce pepperoni, cut up into pieces
- 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
- Cook pasta according to directions on package.
- Grease crock pot liner. This will keep the pasta from sticking.
- In a bowl beat together eggs and milk.
- Toss warm pasta with butter until butter has melted.
- Combine buttered pasta, egg mixture and pepperoni. Mix until combined.
- Pour into crock pot.
- Cover and cook on low 3-4 hours. I cooked it for right at 3 and it was just about perfect.
- Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve.