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Pizza Pasta Salad

Pizza Pasta Salad is one of the best Italian side dishes. This side salad has a zesty dressing and is loaded with pepperoni, olives and green bell pepper.

Pizza Pasta Salad

This cold dish would be great for bringing to potlucks, outdoor picnics and barbecues. Serve it with burgers, sandwiches, BBQ Ribs, Cream Cheese Pinwheels, and Cornbread.

Pizza Pasta Salad Ingredients

To make this Italian side dish recipe, you will need the following (scroll down to the recipe below for exact amounts and variations):

  • cavatappi pasta
  • mozzarella cheese
  • green olives
  • black olives
  • Italian dressing
  • mini pepperonis
  • green bell pepper

How to make pasta salad

How to Make this Delicious Italian Pasta Salad

  1. Prepare the pasta. Prepare pasta al dente, as directed on the package. Rinse in cold water and put in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Cut and add the ingredients. Cube the mozzarella, slice the olives, dice the green bell, and pepperoni and mix.
  3. Add dressing. Pour dressing over the top and stir until everything is coated.
  4. Chill the pasta salad. Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight and serve.

Italian Side Salad with Pepperoni

Substitutions and Optional Add-Ins

  • Pasta: Farfalle (bow tie), rotini, macaroni
  • Veggies: banana patter, red onion, red bell pepper, tomatoes
  • Garnish: Parmesan cheese, basil
  • Fresh mozzarella balls instead of block mozzarella

Italian Pasta Salad Side Dish

Pizza Pasta Salad Recipe

Pizza Pasta Salad Recipe

Pizza Pasta Salad is one of the best Italian side dishes. This side salad has a zesty dressing and is loaded with pepperoni, olives and green bell pepper.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound cavatappi pasta
  • ½ pound mozzarella cheese
  • 5-6 ounce jar green olives
  • 6 ounce jar black olives, pitted
  • 16 ounce bottle Italian dressing
  • 5 ounce package mini pepperonis
  • 1 large green bell pepper

Instructions

  1. Prepare pasta al dente, as directed on the package. Rinse in cold water and put in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Cube mozzarella and add to pasta.
  3. Slice olives and add to bowl.
  4. Dice green pepper and add to bowl.
  5. Add pepperoni and mix.
  6. Pour dressing over the top and stir until everything is coated.
  7. Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight and serve.

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