May 14th, 2014

Pizza Pasta Salad

Pizza Pasta Salad

Can you believe Memorial Day is sneaking up on us . . . let the summer fun begin!  If your sunny season plans include BBQs, family reunions, or outdoor entertaining, this pizza pasta salad feeds a crowd and has all your favorite pizza toppings in a delicious pasta.    Pepperoni, Olives, Cheese, Peppers, Tomatoes, Onions . . . it’s all there.


Pizza Pasta Salad



Mix it up ahead of time for picnics and parties,  or keep it on hand for  fast and easy, cool summer suppers.


Pizza Pasta Salad


1 (12 ounce) package garden spiral noodles, cooked and cooled
1 cup pepperoni slices, halved (more to taste)
1 can black olives, drained well
4 ounces mozzarella cheese, cubed
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 cup diced green or red pepper
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
2 bunches green onions, sliced
1 1/2 – 2 cups zesty Italian dressing (I use Olive Garden)*, divided use


Toss together the noodles, pepperoni, olives, cheeses, peppers, tomatoes, and green onion.  Stir in 1 cup dressing.  Refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight to allow pasta to soak up flavors.  When ready to serve you will need to add more dressing as needed.

Note: Olive Garden dressing packs a lot of zesty flavor as you know. It is now in my Walmart and Kroger. If you can’t find it, you may want to add a tablespoon of dry Italian Dressing Mix to your regular Italian Dressing.





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8 Responses to “Pizza Pasta Salad”

  1. When I make this I add the cheese right before serving, otherwise its texture is compromised.

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  5. I can’t eat pepperoni. Do you think canadian bacon would work?

  6. Sure Canadian bacon is a great substitute.

  7. Hello. I was wondering if you can tell me how many servings this recipes makes. Thanks!

  8. Christie – it probably serves 8-10.


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