Recipe: Perfect Pepperoni pizza pasta salad

Pepperoni pizza pasta salad. Pepperoni Pizza Pasta salad is a super-quick and super-easy pasta salad that packs a lot of flavor. Pasta, pepperoni, mozzarella and Italian dressing. This summer I've been craving cold pasta salads but I haven't wanted the same ole salads.

Pepperoni pizza pasta salad This Italian pasta salad variation is the perfect summer side dish recipe! There's so The cheese stuffed tortellini, Parmesan and fresh mozzarella are the triple threat trifecta of this Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Salad. I am so excited to share this delicious recipe with you. You can have Pepperoni pizza pasta salad using 13 ingredients and 5 steps. Here is how you cook that.

Ingredients of Pepperoni pizza pasta salad

  1. It’s 16 oz of colored rotini (I used 12oz).
  2. It’s 3/4 cup of olive oil.
  3. It’s 3/4 cup of Parmesan cheese grated.
  4. You need 1/2 cup of red wine vinegar.
  5. Prepare 2 tsp of oregano.
  6. You need 1 tsp of garlic powder.
  7. Prepare 1 tsp of salt.
  8. Prepare 1/4 tsp of pepper.
  9. Prepare 8 oz of mozzarella cheese cubed.
  10. Prepare 8 oz of sharp cheddar cheese cubed.
  11. You need of cherry tomatoes halved.
  12. Prepare of Sliced black olives (optional).
  13. It’s of pepperoni sliced ( I cut mine in half, can also use mini pepperoni.

If you and your family love pepperoni pizza (like we do over here), then you are in for a real treat. We've got cheese, pepperoni, bell peppers, tomatoes and onions folded with pasta and tossed with a homemade Italian dressing. It makes for a colorful presentation and tastes delicious! Placed the cooked, drained and fully cooled pasta in a large mixing bowl.

Pepperoni pizza pasta salad step by step

  1. If you don’t have red wine vinegar, you can use Italian salad dressing instead and leave out the Olive oil. I make this both ways and they are both good. I use about Half a bottle of Italian dress, use as much or little as you like..
  2. Cook rotini in a pot of boiling water for 7-9 minutes, or until done. Drain and rinse pasta under cold water until cool..
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together oil, parmesan cheese, vinegar, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper..
  4. Place cooked pasta, vinegar mixture, and remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl, turning to coat all ingredients. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving..
  5. Notes- I don’t use cubed cheese, I used shredded, it’s what I have on hand most of the time..

In a large bowl, combine the pasta, cheese, cucumber, tomato, onions and pepperoni. Add salad dressing and toss to coat. Cook pasta according to package directions. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the oil, Parmesan cheese, vinegar, oregano, salt, garlic powder and pepper; shake well. Pizza Pasta Salad has all the flavors of a delicious pizza in a pasta salad.