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Pizza pasta salad recipe

Pizza Pasta Salad Recipe

Prep Time 1 hr 20 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 1 hr 26 mins
Course salads
Servings 8 servings
Calories 285 kcal

what you'll need
  

  • 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

let's do it
 

  • 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!

One Last Thing

It is so easy to customize this pizza pasta salad to your family’s taste!

Nutrition

Calories: 285kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 11gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 764mgPotassium: 134mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3g
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