Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Salad

Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Salad  Enjoy your favorite pizza toppings in this pasta salad!  Easy to assemble and made in advance, bring this to your next family picnic, BBQ, or potluck!

pepperoni pizza pasta salad recipe

You just can’t have too many pasta salad recipes.  They’re the perfect accompaniment to any BBQ, picnic or potluck so it’s always nice to have a variety to choose from.  I had a chunk of mozzarella and some pepperoni left over from a pizza I made the other day and needed a pasta salad to take with me for an event and so I thought why not combine the two?

We’ve got cheese, pepperoni, bell peppers, tomatoes and onions folded with pasta and tossed with a homemade Italian dressing.  It takes just minutes to prepare, is the perfect make-ahead salad, makes for a pretty and colorful presentation, and tastes delicious!

pepperoni pizza pasta salad recipe

Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Salad Recipe

Let’s get started!

Placed the cooked, drained and fully cooled pasta in a large mixing bowl.  Add all the remaining pasta salad ingredients.

combining ingredients in a bowl

Prepare the vinaigrette by placing all the ingredients in a bowl or shaker and whisking/shaking until emulsified.  Pour the vinaigrette over the pasta salad and stir everything until combined and the pasta salad is coated with the vinaigrette.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight before serving and then stir it again.  Be sure to let the salad chill for at least 3 hours to give the flavors time to meld.

pouring vinaigrette over ingredients

Serve chilled or at room temperature.   A great make-ahead pasta salad, this will keep in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.

Enjoy!

pepperoni pizza pasta salad recipe

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Originally published on The Daring Gourmet June 22, 2017

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