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Pizza Pasta Salad

All of the toppings you love from your favorite pizza, transformed into a delicious pasta salad.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian, Pasta, Pizza
Servings: 6
Calories: 398kcal
Author: Lauren Allen

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cellentani pasta , cooked and drained, (or other bite size pasta)
  • 2 ounce package Hormel pepperonis
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese , cubed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes , quartered
  • 1 green bell pepper , seeded, chopped
  • 2.25 ounce can Sliced olives , drained
  • 1/4 cup red onion , diced
  • 1/2 cup sliced pepperoncini or yellow peppers
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

Dressing*

  • cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste

Instructions

  • Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water, according to package instructions, until tender. Drain pasta and rinse well with cold water.
  • Mix dressing ingredients together and pour half of the dressing over the pasta. Toss to coat. 
  • Add remaining ingredients and toss to combine. Add a little more dressing, to your liking (you may not want to use it all). 
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve. Stir again before serving.

Notes

*you can substitute ¾ cup store bought Italian dressing

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 345mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 21.8mg | Calcium: 270mg | Iron: 1.2mg