Saturday, September 3, 2011

Pizza Pasta Salad

I absolutely love this pasta salad recipe.  I found it in a Taste of Home magazine many years ago, and  have made it countless times since. 

First you will need to make a box of spiral pasta.  I had several boxes of Ronzoni Garden Delight Rotini from a recent sale.  You can use plain rotini if desired, the garden version just makes the pasta salad more colorful.
Drain the pasta.   Add 3 medium diced tomatoes, 16 oz of cubed cheddar and 3 ozs of sliced pepperoni.  You can also added  1-2 green onion bunches if desired.  I left them out.  If you are a follower of my recipes on the blog, you know that I dont aways follow directions exactly.  Today I used an 8 oz block of cheese. I personally feel that 16 ozs is a bit too much and I LOVE cheese.  I also did not add the entire  3 ozs of pepperoni.    Mix the ingredients throughout the pasta.  

The next step is to make the dressing.   You will need 3/4 c of canola oil,  (vegetable oils is also okay), 1/2 c of red wine vinegar, 2/3 c of parm cheese, 2 tsp oregano, 1 tsp garlic powder and 1 tsp of salt.  I did not have the full 2/3 c of parm cheese today, but did not realize that until I got to this step.  I just added what I had.    Mix well. 

Pour the dressing over the pasta mixture.   Chill several hours before serving.  I love how colorful it turned out with the Garden Delight.    Enjoy! I plan on serving ours at our church Labor Day picnic tomorrow. 


  1. Thank you SO much for the pictures! I am such a visual person and for what ever reason I can remember the pictures but a written or typed recipe is painful for me! Great idea to make your own dressing also, I have never thought of that! Thank you again for sharing at Crafty Scrappy Happy!

  2. looks really tasty! Would love for you to come and share this Tuesday at my tasty Tuesday party!


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