Pepperoni Cheese Bake

Looking for an easy-to-make dinner? Then check out this pepperoni and cheese bake — ready in just 35 minutes!

Yield

6 servings

Ingredients

2 cups baking mix (e.g. Original Bisquick®)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 package (3 1/4-ounce size) sliced pepperoni, cut in half
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (2 ounces)
sliced ripe olives, if desired
pizza sauce, heated, if desired

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C). Generously grease bottom and sides of 9-inch square pan, with shortening.

Stir baking mix, Parmesan cheese, water, Italian seasoning and pepperoni until moistened; spread on bottom of pan. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Top with olives.

Bake uncovered for 18 to 20 minutes or until edges are light golden and cheese is melted; cool slightly. Serve warm. Serve with pizza sauce.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Additional Information

No pizza sauce on hand? You can quickly make your own using an 8-ounce can of tomato sauce. Just stir in 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon garlic or onion powder and heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes to develop the flavor. Serve warm.

Pick up a bag of Caesar salad at the supermarket to complete this easy meal.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 245 (Calories from Fat 110), Total Fat 12 g (Saturated Fat 5 g), Cholesterol 15 mg; Sodium 860 mg; Total Carbohydrate 25 g (Dietary Fiber 0 g), Protein 9 g

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