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Pizza Pasta Salad – all the flavors of pizza, but in one unbelievable and easy to make pasta salad! This easy pasta salad is the perfect summer side dish (or it can be a meal in itself!)
We just adore pizza (can’t you tell?). Some of our favorites include our Pizza Empanadas, our Pizza Stuffed Mozzarella Meatballs and of course for our carb watching friend, our famous Cauliflower Pizza Crust!
Pizza Pasta Salad
Welcome, Everyone! My name is Diane. I blog about easy recipes at Recipes for our Daily Bread and family fun travels at Our American Travels. I am very thankful to be a guest blogger here at Princess Pinky Girl.
This summer I have been preparing a lot of easy pasta recipes. It is simply too hot to do much cooking. We normally have pasta several times a week because it is quick and easy. Pasta salads are not only quick and easy, but they are delicious warm or cold. I can prepare an easy pasta salad ahead of time and put it in the refrigerator for my family to enjoy anytime. This pizza pasta salad has all the flavors of a pizza but in one unbelievable easy to make pasta salad.
How to make pizza pasta salad
Pizza Pasta Salad includes Rotini, Italian Dressing, pepperoni, Canadian Bacon, bell pepper, Mozzarella cheese and my favorite Italian season, Pizza Pasta Magic. It is easy to toss together and incredibly flavorful.
You can eat this salad at room temperature or cold right out of the refrigerator. I have had it both ways and enjoyed each of them. This pizza pasta salad is not only perfect for lunch or a quick and easy dinner but also for potlucks, picnics or anytime you need to prepare food for a crowd. Because the main ingredient is pasta, it is relatively inexpensive.
What dressing to use on pasta salad
You can use your favorite bottle of Italian dressing or make Italian dressing from scratch. I use Olive Garden Italian Dressing. My local Walmart carries it. What my local Walmart did not carry when making this pasta salad was mini pepperoni.
When making any pasta using pepperoni, I like to use the mini pepperoni. They do not stick together, and you do not have to cut them into bite size pieces. For this pizza pasta salad, I used regular size pepperoni and cut it up into quarters.
Pizza Pasta Salad
- 16 ounces Rotini Pasta cooked
- 2 cups Mozzarella Cheese shredded
- 6 ounces Canadian Bacon chopped into bite size pieces
- 5 ounces Pepperoni Minis
- ½ small green bell pepper diced
- 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning (I used Paul Prudhomme’s Pizza Pasta Magic)
- 1 16 oz bottle Italian Dressing
- Cook the Rotini according to the package and drain.
- In a large bowl, add the Rotini, cheese, pepperoni, Canadian Bacon, bell pepper and Italian seasoning.
- Toss everything together with Italian Dressing.
- Optional: refrigerate for 30 minutes or more