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This fast and easy Pizza Pasta Salad will be the hit at any event. It takes the delicious flavors of a supreme pizza and brings them to a the table in the form of a delicious pasta dish! Perfect for a Summer Meal!

Piazza Pasta Salad is one of my favorite dishes out there. It’s one I break out constantly during the Summer months. It’s also a must have at most of my family gatherings and birthday parties. It’s simplicity is mind blowing and the flavors are fantastic.

 

I don’t think I’ve ever served it at an event where people haven’t asked me how to make it. So here it is. I’m putting ” Pen to paper” and posting it not only for myself but for others.

 

The original recipe was taken from a Rachel Ray Cook book back when my oldest was born. It was a simple meal I would make when I didn’t feel like cooking. But alas, we needed to eat.

 

I’ve altered a few things in this recipe out of simplicity for myself although the end product is still magical. Her original recipe calls for wagon wheel pasta but honestly, any pasta such as bow tie, ziti or spiral will do.

 

 

She also asks for plum tomatoes we enjoy cherry better so I just add a pint of those sliced. The hard work with this recipe in essence is just chopping up all the ingredients…yes that’s the hardest part.lol  Once you’ve got that done it’s all a mixing game.

So check out below what you’ll need and how to make this delicious masterpiece happen.

 

What you’ll Need: 

Pint of Cherry Tomatoes
1/2 medium red onion, chopped
Pint of sliced white button mushrooms
1 small green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 Bag of pepperonis sliced
2 Cups of cubed  or Shredded Mozzarella cheese
20 leaves fresh basil, torn or thinly sliced
1 pound of bowtie pasta , cooked to al dente and cooled under cold water, then drained

Dressing:
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoonItalian dried seasoning
2 rounded tablespoon tomato paste
4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper

I hate chopping,so like I said before that’s the hardest part :D. But all you have to do is chop and mix all the ingredients together

Into the Pasta

 

I suggest using fresh when called for  (like with the basil)

 

and combine

 

 

add the dressing and mix well.

 

 

 

 

Doesn’t this look Amazing?

Yes, it’s as delicious as it looks, and even easier to make.

Eat it alone with a glass of wine, or carbonated water or serve it as part of a brunch, lunch or BBQ spread. I served this along side of sandwiches at my girl’s birthday party but honestly it could be eaten all by Itself.

So head to the store and grab the ingredients and enjoy this delicious dish for yourself.

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  • Reply Tomi C

    The pepperoni is a nice touch to a classic pasta salad. This would be perfect for the office potluck. Something new and refreshing for Spring.

    April 25, 2018 at 11:55 pm
  • Reply Calvin F.

    This is an awesome idea, a nice twist . I like the combo of these two . My favorite dishes in a salad! Nice.

    May 16, 2017 at 2:51 pm
  • Reply monique s

    this looks really fun and fresh. I love a good summer salad and adding the pepperoni will sure to make it a favorite of the kids

    May 14, 2017 at 9:41 am
  • Reply Ronald Gagnon

    I love the additions of mushrooms and basil….and it combines two things I love..pizza and pasta….so easy to make and I love that it is served cold

    May 13, 2017 at 9:05 pm
  • Reply Lynne B

    I can taste the tang of the dressing already!

    May 13, 2017 at 8:08 pm
  • Reply Sarah L

    Such great flavors in this salad. Will be great for summer meals.

    May 13, 2017 at 8:00 pm
  • Reply Lauryn R

    Yummy!! If there is one type of food that I am a sucker for, it is Italian! I could eat it all day, every day. 🙂 Pasta salad is my absolute favorite in the Summertime, and I LOVE pizza, so this recipe sounds perfect for me. I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing!

    May 13, 2017 at 2:44 pm
  • Reply Caroline Duggan

    This looks so good and easy! Definitely going to try this with my family!

    May 13, 2017 at 1:49 pm
  • Reply Laurie Arnheim

    Pinning! Love that you add the tomato paste and FRESH basil! I love fresh basil, only problem is I try and grow it every year & some kind of insect keeps eating it! Drives me crazy!!!! Anyways…. thank you for the great recipe AGAIN!!!!

    May 13, 2017 at 9:26 am
  • Reply Sue E

    You had me at pizza! This does sound absolutely mouthwatering and easy!
    This salad is also a delicious unique one. I can’t wait to try my cold pizza!

    May 12, 2017 at 11:32 pm
  • Reply Deborah D

    I am making this for our memorial day picnic.

    May 12, 2017 at 2:32 pm
  • Reply Sandra Watts

    That looks so refreshingly good! Would be a great dish to pass at the picnic.

    May 12, 2017 at 2:12 pm
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