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.

REPIN PIZZA PASTA SALAD

Items You’ll Need For This Recipe

* medium sized pasta * pizza toppings * Parmesan cheese *

Pizza Pasta Salad

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

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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

Directions:

  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.

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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!

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!

30 comments on “Pizza Pasta Salad”

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

  2. This sounds and looks SO good!

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

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

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

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

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

  8. 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!

  9. How many people will this serve?

  10. Couldn’t get the recipe

  11. 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.

  12. These salads look delicious.

  13. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

    Rating: 5
  19. Very easy to make and very tasty. Healthy too!

    Rating: 5
  20. I have made this and added mushrooms, hamburger, and bacon just like on a pizza and it comes out great.

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

  22. I love this macaroni salad

    Rating: 5

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