salt and peppergrated 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!