Pizza Pasta Salad has all the great flavors of a pizza, except in a bowl. It’s a fantastic summer side that the whole family will enjoy. This is a good one for your backyard parties and picnics.
Seriously, you can’t go wrong with this pasta salad.
Lately, I’ve been obsessed with pasta salads. Some of my favorites are Spaghetti Salad, Lemony Macaroni Salad, and Greek Pasta Salad. They are all so yummy! Which one would you pick?
Pizza Pasta Salad
1 (12 ounce) package garden spiral noodles, cooked and cooled
4 ounces pepperoni slices, halved
1 (6 ounce) can black olives, drained
8 ounces mozzarella cheese, cubed
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 cup diced green or red pepper
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 1/2 cups zest Italian dressing, divided
Pro Tip: I usually use Olive Garden salad dressing when I make this. I love the flavor. It makes this salad bold but doesn’t overwhelm the other flavors.
In a large bowl, toss together the noodles, pepperoni, olives, cheeses, peppers, and tomatoes. Stir in 1 cup dressing. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight to allow pasta to soak up the flavors. Before serving, stir in an additional 1/2 cup of the salad dressing.
Kelly Kimmell says
I love pasta salad & I think that my daughter would really like this, too.
My teen lvoes pasta but I want her to eat more protein and not just carbs. I Think you’ve offered a solution! I’ll have to make this and see what she thinks…I bet she’ll love it!
Nicole Scott says
Turned out so good! Such good flavors mixed together. I added onions and cucumbers which made it even better
Vicki Fischer says
This pizza pasta salad looks so very good and is perfect for my family this summer. Gonna Try It!!
James Robert says
This is a good recipe to try for my kids and one I know they would enjoy.