Pizza Pasta Salad

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Pizza Pasta Salad is one of our favorite cold salads and the perfect summertime lunch or dinner! With an easy homemade dressing that takes just 30 seconds to make this pasta salad is loaded up with our favorite pizza toppings!

How to Make Pizza Pasta Salad

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A nice cold pasta salad makes a perfect meal on a hot summer day!

This pizza pasta salad is one that your whole family will agree on!  We add pepperoni, onions, peppers and olives but you can add in your own favorite pizza toppings including sausage, cooked & cooled mushrooms or even sundried tomatoes!  The homemade dressing tastes amazing and it takes only about 30 seconds to make however, you can substitute a store bought Italian dressing if you prefer.

Our favorite pasta shape for this recipe is rotini but any medium sized pasta will work (such as penne, bow tie or wagon wheels).  You can substitute any type of diced tomato in this recipe however you’ll want to be sure to drain the tomatoes before adding them.

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Items You’ll Need For This Recipe

* medium sized pasta * pizza toppings * Parmesan cheese *

Pizza Pasta Salad is one of our favorite cold salads and the perfect summertime lunch or dinner!
Print Recipe
4.6 from 5 votes
Servings: 8 servings
PIZZA PASTA SALAD
Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
 
Author: Holly
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pizza pasta salad
A nice cold pasta salad makes a perfect meal on a hot summer day!
Ingredients
  • 8 oz pasta
  • 1/2 green pepper diced
  • 1/2 red pepper diced
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 1 cup pizza mozzarella diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion
  • 1/2 cup black olives
  • 1 1/4 cup mini pepperoni
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil
DRESSING
  • 1 cup store bought Italian dressing
OR
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili flakes
  • salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta el dente according to package directions. Rinse under cold water.
  2. Combine pasta, red & green pepper, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, onion, olives and pepperoni.
  3. Whisk together dressing ingredients. Toss with pasta mixture.
  4. Top with fresh basil & parmesan cheese.
  5. Refrigerate 1 hour before serving.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 463, Fat: 33g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 31mg, Sodium: 1024mg, Potassium: 252mg, Carbohydrates: 28g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Protein: 12g, Vitamin A: 12.1%, Vitamin C: 27.7%, Calcium: 13.3%, Iron: 7%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

More Side Dish Recipes You’ll Love

* Hawaiian Pasta Salad * Chicken Ranch Pasta Salad * Creamy Cucumber Salad *

Pizza Pasta Salad is one of our favorite cold salads and the perfect summertime lunch or dinner! With an easy homemade dressing that takes just 30 seconds to make this pasta salad is loaded up with our favorite pizza toppings!

Holly

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

44 comments on “Pizza Pasta Salad”

  1. Thank you for making recipes that are delish and so easy to make and my husband has loved them all!! Marie Goodson, Tehachapi, Ca.

    • I’m so happy to hear that your husband loves them Marie! Glad you found Spend With Pennies :)

  2. The parmesan cheese, u didn’t say if u used grated or ?
    This is something u should edit ur recipe because it does make a difference
    I’ll be waiting, I want to make this

  3. Is the Parmesan cheese supposed to be grated or shredded?

  4. I made this and added salami and banana peppers. Big hit!

  5. What is pizza mozzarella?

  6. And remember, if all your kids will eat is Hawaiian pizza there is no reason why you can’t use ham and pineapple with the pasta.

  7. I love this macaroni salad

  8. Looks tasty!
    God Bless :)
    ~John 3:5, Acts 2:38

  9. I have made this and added mushrooms, hamburger, and bacon just like on a pizza and it comes out great.

  10. Very easy to make and very tasty. Healthy too!

  11. I used Tomato Pesto instead of Italian Dressing. LOVE it

  12. Thanks for sharing this recipe! It has become a family favorite. We really love to take it camping. : )

  13. Sounds like a Greek pasta salad but with feta cheeze

  14. I will be making these salads!!! They look simple and so delicious!!

  15. Can I get the recipe for Pizza Pasta Salad to serve 100 people?

  16. i just made this. hardest part is waiting the hour before serving! its awesome and you can really customize it to your liking. i doubled the recipe and added a can of mushrooms.

  17. These salads look delicious.

  18. Great recipe! I’ve made it twice now and everyone raves about its look and taste! I follow the recipe without modification, but make double the batch. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to get the homemade dressing to turn out, so I incorporate the oregano, garlic salt, and basil into store-bought zesty Italian dressing.

  19. Couldn’t get the recipe

  20. How many people will this serve?

  21. I was thinking about making this the day before for an event, does it hold up well the next day? Also, do you recommend any store bought Italian dressing that goes well with this? Thank you!

    • Any Italian dressing is great in this salad. If you do make it 1 day ahead of time, I would suggest adding the tomatoes the day you plan to serve it just so they don’t get soft. The rest should be great ahead of time!

  22. I’m trying this tomorrow. Looks great for lunch!

  23. hmm nice recipe! Thankyou so much, I’ll practice with this recipe :)

  24. My kiddos love pasta salad! This looks fantastic! Pinning!

  25. Hi Holly, this is a great recipe. It is just a perfect meal on a holiday. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  26. I love salads like this in the summer! Looks super tasty!

  27. This sounds and looks SO good!

  28. I could eat this gorgeous salad every single day, Holly. So flavorful, can’t wait to make this for a picnic next week.

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