Tuesday, March 27, 2012

So Yummy Pizzeria Pasta

I have been working my booty off trying to lose this extra weight I've gained. Eating healthy, 6-7 miles on my treadmill daily, & living with 2 high-metabolismed  soldiers...its NOT "easy"! Oh & not to mention my jealousy of not possessing the same metabolism genes that they do...("Skinny as rails" as my Granma used to say!) They can devour a whole coconut cake & not gain a pound, me on the other-hand, I can just look at it & gain 5lbs. Haha! So, a lot of the things I post that look all scrumptiously delicious, most of that is cooked for the boys & I grill me something healthy on my handy-dandy George Foreman Grill. <--That man gets MAJOR praise from me for that invention! (: As usual, I've managed to ramble a bit, so to the point of the following recipe...I LOVVVVVE pizza! Give me a huge overloaded slice of cheesy greasy goodness please!!! I can't have it as much as I would like because no matter what you try to change on a piece of pizza, its still unhealthy. So to appease my craving, I decided to make a pizzeria pasta recipe I found out of an old Cook Healthy cookbook. It is healthier than pizza with only: 168 cals, 4.2 grams fat, & 24.9 carbs! It's a definite winner in my book & it sure is yummy!  The boys love it too & it would be great for the kiddo's also, & best part is, its EASY!(:

Pizzeria Pasta


(this is a double recipe)

2 (9oz) pk. fresh cheese tortellini
Cooking spray
1 medium chopped green pepper
1 medium chopped onion
1 c. fresh sliced mushrooms
2 (8oz) cans no-salt added tomato sauce
1 pk. sliced pepperoni
1 can sliced black olives
1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning
1 Tbsp. garlic powder or salt
1/2 c. grated parmesan cheese

  • Cook tortellini according to package, omitting salt.
  • While pasta is cooking, coat a medium non-stick skillet with cooking spray. Place over medium-high heat until hot; add peppers, onions, mushrooms & saute until tender.  Stir in seasonings, olives, pepperoni, & tomato sauce. Cooking until heated through.
  • Drain pasta & place in serving bowl; add sauce mixture & cheese to the pasta & toss gently.


  1. I am a huge pizza fan as well! I guess if a follow pizza lover is giving the seal of approval, I'll have to give it a try :)

    amy @ whilewearingheels.blogspot.com

    1. yes, its delish! hopefully u will love it too(:

  2. This looks good, I also like the fact that it is healthy!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    1. Ikr, I was shocked that it was actually pretty healthy. Thanks for stopping by mine too girl!(:

  3. YUM! I am going to have to try this! : )
    Hope @ hopefuloneblog.blogspot.com

  4. YUMMO! This dish looks AH-mazing! We are all about some pasta in this house... can't wait to try it! AND - thanks for stopping by my blog to visit! I'm a new follower of your's, too! Hope you are having a wonderful week (and a VERY special thank you to your husband - and to you for what you are doing for our country! blessings to you both!)
    Hugs! -
    heather (stringtown home)