Pepper Jack Pasta (the quick cheat version)



Yesterday, I shared my mom’s Pepper Jack Pasta recipe and it is delicious. It’s also super easy. Because I’m all about making things even EASIER, however, I have an even quicker, simpler “pantry” version for you today. It relies on canned and dried ingredients in place of fresh, meaning that this is one you can make in a pinch with little to no prep.


Note: Because there are no CHUNKS of tomatoes, this version is actually preferred by the boys in my house.


Quick (Cheater) Pepper Jack Pasta


Pepper Jack Pasta (the quick cheat version)
Recipe type: Super Simple Suppers
Cuisine: Italian
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
Cheap, easy, and tasty, this pantry-friendly pasta dish comes together in a flash. The spicy cheese and smooth sauce combine to make a decadent, flavorful sauce that is deceptively simple.
  • 1 pound penne, ziti, or other "short-cut" pasta
  • 16 oz. tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 oz. pepper jack cheese, shredded
  1. Cook pasta and drain.
  2. Pour tomato sauce into warn pot. Stir in spices and cheese.
  3. Add pasta, toss, and serve.


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1 comment to Pepper Jack Pasta (the quick cheat version)

  • earleyml

    This looks yummy! Our family loves pepperjack tomato soup, so I’m sure this will be a hit. And like your boys, my family prefers chunkless tomato dishes too. :)

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