Easy Pizza Pasta Salad is perfect to make up any time of year, either as a side for dinner or as a potluck dish. Now there are nights we do pizza for dinner, but will still want something to go with it. And let’s face it leftovers make the perfect lunch the next day as well.
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There are days the kids leave at 8 in the morning and most times aren’t home until 8 o’clock at night. This means dinner is rushed and can be crazy. I always try to serve up a side item with pizza so it’s not just pizza for dinner. Sticking with the pizza theme for dinner I whipped up Pizza Pasta Salad.
Easy Pizza Pasta Salad Recipe Ingredients:
- Rotini Pasta– This will be cooked and strained before putting in the pasta salad.
- Mini Pepperonis
- Bacon Bits
- Italian Salad Dressing– I am a bit partial to the Olive Garden brand of Italian dressing but any will work.
- Parmesan Cheese
- Green Pepper– This will be chopped up, I did leave the chunks bigger so the kids who don’t like pepper can pick them out easily.
- Mozzarella Cheese
- Cherry Tomato– These will be quartered or chopped up, I did quarters so my picky kids could pick out these pieces.
- Purple Onion-This will be chopped up, I did leave the chunks bigger so the kids who don’t like red onion can pick them out easily.
- Italian Seasoning
How To Make Pizza Pasta Salad Recipe:
Start a pot of water to boil and cook your pasta up.
Strain your pasta and allow it to cool, I put mine in a bowl in the freezer to cool faster. I strained my pasta with an over-the-sink strainer so I can rinse it with cold water if I don’t have time to chill it in the freezer.
Start to chop up your veggies, you could also add more veggies if you want my family is just picky about veggies.
Once your pasta is cooled in a large bowl start to dump everything in a large bowl and mix well. Now I combined the potatoes and the dressing together up in a Tupperware Mega Bowl.
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A lot of this can be to taste and changed up however your family will like it.
Refrigerate and serve cold.
What do you serve with your pizza??
How To Store Pizza Pasta Salad
Store in the fridge in an airtight container. This pasta salad will be good for about three to five days when properly stored.
What To Serve With Pizza Pasta Salad
Easy Pizza Pasta Salad
This Easy Pizza Pasta Salad is perfect to make to pair up with any dinner! Plus it is the perfect pot luck or tailgating appetizer to make up.
- 1 Pound Rotini Pasta
- 4 Ounce Mini Pepperonis
- 2.5 Ounce Bacon Bits
- 1 Cup Italian Dressing
- 1 Cup Parmesan Cheese
- 1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese
- green pepper
- Cherry tomato
- red onion
- Italian seasoning
Start a pot of water to boil and cook your pasta up
Strain your pasta and allow it to cool, I put mine in a bowl in the freezer to cool faster
Start to chop up your veggies, you could also add more veggies if you want my family is just picky about veggies
Once your pasta is cooled in a large bowl start to dump everything in a large bowl and mix well
A lot of this can be to taste and changed up however your family will like it
Refrigerate and serve cold
Elise Cohen Ho says
I love pasta but sadly I have been needing to avoid it 🙁