Have you ever tried making a pizza pasta salad? It’s delicious! And so simple to modify based on the crowd that you’re feeding.

We used a mixture of garlic-stuffed olives and black olives, which we sliced ourselves. Then, we added some (super cute!) mini pepperoni for extra flavor.

Don’t like olives? Leave ‘em out! Have a vegetarian in the family? Skip the pepperoni and double up on the tomatoes or bell peppers.

Allow us to suggest some other ingredients you may want to try: Artichoke hearts, onions, grilled chicken, pepperoncini…just go for whatever tickles your fancy!

Seasoning the salad with quality grated Parmesan and red pepper flakes really boosts the pizza flavor—so good!

A delicious bowl of pizza pasta salad that's ready to serve

Pizza Pasta Salad Recipe

Use all of your favorite toppings in this delicious pizza pasta salad to make it 100% your own!


Yield: 8 servings
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  • 20 oz package cheese tortellini
  • 3/4 cup Italian dressing
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup olives, black or green, sliced
  • 1/2 cup pepperoni, sliced
  • 1 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese, diced
  • salt and pepper, grated Parmesan cheese and crushed red pepper flakes, if desired


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat and add tortellini. Cook approximately 6 minutes or 3–4 minutes less than package instructions recommend. You want to cook the pasta but allow the tortellini to remain firm in the salad.
  • Drain completely then transfer tortellini to a large salad bowl. Add Italian dressing, tossing to coat the pasta and prevent sticking. Refrigerate 1 hour, stirring occasionally until tortellini is cool.
  • Add tomatoes, bell pepper, olives, pepperoni and diced mozzarella then toss to coat in dressing. Add any additional pizza toppings you desire. If necessary, add a bit more dressing.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper or better yet, use a bit of grated Parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes to season the salad as you would a slice of pizza. Serve chilled and enjoy!


It is so easy to customize this pizza pasta salad to your family’s taste!
Calories: 285kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 31mg, Sodium: 764mg, Potassium: 134mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g
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Pizza pasta salad recipe