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Sweet Potato and Pepperoni Ragu over Orzo

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A sweet and slightly spicy sauce that both of my kids (and their mother) dug right into!

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Butter Or Oil
  • 1 whole Medium Sweet Potato, Peeled And Diced Into 1/2-inch Chunks (about 2 Cups)
  • 1 whole Red Bell Pepper, Diced
  • ½ cups Sliced Pepperoni, Quartered (we Used Turkey Pepperoni)
  • 1 whole Green Onion, Sliced Thinly
  • 2 cups Marinara Sauce (20-24 Oz, Whatever Your Jar Happens To Be If You Use Store-bought)
  • 2 cups Uncooked Whole Wheat Orzo Or Other Small Pasta Such As Elbow Or Small Shells
  • ½ cups Freshly Grated Parmesan Or Pecorino-Romano Cheese, For Garnish

Preparation

Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add sweet potato and cook for about 5 minutes or until it starts to soften. Add the bell pepper, pepperoni, and green onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until bell pepper is tender, about 3–4 minutes. Add marinara sauce and simmer, covered, for 10–12 minutes or until sweet potatoes are fork tender.

Meanwhile, prepare the orzo according to package directions, cooking until al dente.

Serve sauce over orzo and top with cheese.

Makes 4 adult servings or 6 kid servings.

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emily {onelovelylife} on 3.10.2011

I can’t wait to try this! It sounds like a great way to add in some extra veggies.

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polymerpig on 3.10.2011

Looks yummy, and something different! When I first glanced at the name I thought it said sweet potato orzo…have you ever had that? Yummy! A local pasta shop makes it where I live.

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okiemommy35 on 5.3.2011

Loved this recipe! I wouldn’t have thought to put sweet potatos with pasta sauce but it really went well together.
Thanks!

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