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Pepperoni Pasta Salad

I’d like to thank Sugardale for sponsoring this post.

As much as I adore pasta salad for cookouts and carry-ins, I’m also a huge fan of making this amazing pepperoni pasta salad as a flavorful side dish on regular weeknights.

This pepperoni pasta salad is so easy to make, but it’s anything but boring. I mean, just look at all of that delicious color! 

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Pepperoni Pasta Salad Recipe

I make this pepperoni pasta salad because my whole family loves it, but I also have a selfish reason. I also love this recipe because of the leftovers that I’ll be able to enjoy as quick lunches throughout the week.

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Since I work at home, it’s always great to have something yummy in the refrigerator to grab when I have a moment between projects and client calls.

My favorite thing about this tri-color pasta salad recipe is the addition of scrumptious, Sugardale Pepperoni.

It’s absolutely crucial to the flavor and texture of this pasta salad that you use quality pepperoni and Sugardale is the best—period.

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No, really. Sugardale Pepperoni absolutely MAKES this pasta salad recipe. It gives the dish an incredible flavor and I have always been a fan of Sugardale’s pepperoni because they are nice and thinly sliced.

Sugardale products are made in the USA, which I love, and Sugardale Foods is a family-owned company.

This probably sounds kind of crazy, but the texture of this brand of pepperoni is just… BETTER. Each pepperoni is like a little miniature slice of meat that you might order from the deli. In other words, yes, the pepperoni you choose for your recipes can really affect your results in a big way!

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This pepperoni pasta salad is just as beautiful as it is delicious.

Juicy, plump tomatoes and crispy sweet peppers add bursts of flavor with every bite.

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We also make this pepperoni pasta salad with black olives sometimes.

One of the wonderful things about this recipe is that it’s so very versatile. You can add any fresh vegetables that you like!

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As I mentioned, I enjoy making this pepperoni pasta salad for my family, but it’s also a fantastic go-to recipe for summertime cookouts. I usually whip it up a few hours before heading out so it has a bit of time to chill in the refrigerator.

You could certainly make it the night before, but with any kind of pasta salad the dressing tends to disappear in the pasta the longer it sits. It’s definitely still good the next day (as I mentioned, I love having leftovers for lunch), but if you’re taking it to an event I recommend making it just a few hours ahead.

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I hope you love this super-yummy pepperoni pasta salad as much as my family does!

Looking for more yummy summer pasta salads? Don’t miss my dill pickle pasta salad and this yummy sweet macaroni salad!

If you’re a fan of that Italian flavor, you’ll also want to check out my yummy spaghetti salad recipe.

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Pepperoni Pasta Salad Recipe

This delicious and flavorful pasta salad is a wonderfully colorful side dish!


  • 1 12oz. box tricolor rotini
  • 1 yellow pepper, diced
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese (I prefer off the block)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 4 ounces Sugardale Pepperoni (or roughly half an 8 oz. package)

the dressing

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar or honey (important to balance the vinegar, I use sugar)
  • ⅛  teaspoon salt
  • ⅛  teaspoon pepper


  1. Cook the pasta according to the directions on the box to al dente. Drain the pasta in a colander and rinse with cool water. Remove as much of the water as possible then transfer to a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, grated parmesan cheese, parsley, garlic, basil, oregano, lemon juice, sugar, salt and the pepper.
  3. Pour the wet mixture onto the pasta and stir with a wooden spoon until all the pasta is coated.
  4. Gently fold in the yellow pepper, mozzarella cheese, cherry tomatoes and the pepperoni until coated. Refrigerate before serving.

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  1. Happy 4th of July 2021.  I got all the ingredients done yesterday (pasta cooked, veggies chopped and all).  Keep everything in separate containers and this morning I assembled everything for the cookout.  Only thing I’m not liking is the dressing – it has too much of a vinegar taste, so I did an extra tablespoon of sugar.  Other than that, it’s good.

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  3. I am so Happy to find this recipe. I saw the photo of this at the Sugerdale display and thought it was so yummy looking. Never having pepperoni on anything but pizza I wanted to make this! Unfortunatley the Sugerdale website did not have this recipe. I was so bummed. Then I stumbled on this with searches. Eureka! I made this and my family and MYSELF loved it. I did change it up a bit. I used 3 colors of peppers and added some green onion but evertything else was the same. Thank you SO MUCH for this recipe!

    • Hi June, could you tell me exactly where you saw this recipe/picture? I’d be interested to know if Sugardale is using my photo in a store display…

  4. This is my favorite pasta salad recipe I make in the summer for BBQ’s
    7 ounces tricolor spiral pasta
    6 ounces thinly sliced hard salami, julienned
    6 ounces provolone cheese, cubed
    1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
    1 small red onion, thinly sliced
    1 small zucchini, halved and thinly sliced
    1/2 cup chopped green pepper
    1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
    1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
    1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    1/2 cup olive oil
    1/4 cup red wine vinegar
    1 garlic clove, minced
    1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
    1 teaspoon dried basil
    1 teaspoon dried oregano
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    Dash pepper
    2 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges
    Cook the pasta according to package directions; rinse in cold water and drain. Place in a large bowl; add the next nine ingredients.
    In a jar with tight-fitting lid, combine oil, vinegar, garlic, mustard, basil, oregano, salt and pepper; shake well.
    Pour over salad; toss to coat. Cover and chill for 8 hour or overnight. Toss before serving. Garnish with tomatoes. Yield: 12 servings.
    I got the recipe about 20 years ago

  5. Creamy cheese pasta salad!
    Cook rotini according to package directions, then drain and rinse under cold water until the pasta has cooled. Drain well.
    In a large bowl combine mayo, sugar, apple cider vinegar, black pepper and dried parsley.
    Combine the rotini with the dressing, then stir in chopped red bell pepper, celery, finely chopped onion, and chunks of cheese.
    Chill for one hour before serving. Enjoy!

  6. My favorite is BLT Pasta Salad

  7. I like the pasta salads with a little tuna.

  8. I like a Italian pasta salad!

  9. I don’t really have a recipe. I just use macaroni and ranch and veggies.

  10. I love pasta salad with crab meat

  11. My husband makes the best pasta salad, I can’t tell you the recipe, he makes it and it may have a little something different in it each time!

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    my favorite is regular pasta salad but I’ve never tried it with pepperoni – that looks good I will have to give it a try

  13. It’s hard to find a good pasta salad that is flavorful and not dry. When it’s done right I like a good macaroni salad.

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  15. I make several pasta recipes throughout the year. My favorite is close to the one listed here with the addition of black olives and sliced mozarella sticks.

  16. A box of rotini, a cup of green peas, half cup of bacos, package of ranch dressing mix, one large can of chicken breast, one and a half cup of mayonnaise.

  17. Pasta salads are my favorite – they are easy and I can make them. This one looks delicious!

  18. I like bow tie pasta with olive oil, olives and artichokes

  19. My favorite pasta salad recipe is penne with a olive oil dressing, fresh tomatoes and feta cheese. 

  20. My favorite Pasta Salad recipe is my Fresh Garden Pasta….
    1 box of pasta of choice
    Fresh garden veggies…I use the following and the amount of choice:
    green onions
    green and hot peppers
    I mix all the above with mayo, salt, pepper and dash of garlic powder

    This is a big hit with everyone!

  21. like Macaroni salad made with pickles, olives, cheese, eggs, mayo and mustard

  22. Many years ago in an issue of Woman’s World magazine I found a recipe for Lonnie Anderson’s seafood pasta salad and have made it many times over the years.

  23. I think mine is pretty basic! Black olives, cheese chunks, green olives, pasta, pepperoni, green onions and dressing…

  24. I do not have a favorite pasta salad but I love the idea of adding pepperoni to it.

  25. I love this recipe.  I make something similar but add black olives and chances of sharp cheese.

  26. I like a pasta salad. cant wait to try this one.

    thank you

  27. Macaroni salad

  28. I like arugula pasta salad.

  29. veggie primavera.

  30. My favorite pasta salad has a vinaigrette dressing and feta and black olives and red onions. The pepperoni pasta would be great for a pepperoni person, but it’s not my favorite!

  31. I don’t normally eat pasta salad. Instead I like potato salad or crab salad.

  32. I like a potato salad or a chicken salad, can only eat pasta salads sparingly

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  33. I like to make my pasta salad with multicolored pasta, garlic cloves, Italian dressing, pepperoni and Romano cheese shavings.

  34. I like pasta salad with roasted peppers, goat cheese, sundried tomatoes, and a balsamic glaze, but my son will eat anything if it has pepperoni in it so I will have to try this recipe.

  35. I like Macaroni salad

  36. I love pasta salads with green olives. One of my favorites Prosciutto and Spicy Green Olive Pasta Salad has jalapeno stuffed green olives and prosciutto.

  37. My favorite pasta salad is spaghetti salad with Italian dressing, cubes of mozzarella cheese, chicken or ham and veggies such as bell pepper, broccoli and julienned carrots.

  38. I usually make pasta salad with olives, mayo, salad dressing, and bacon bits.

  39. I love it with ham and olives

  40. My favorite pasta salad recipe is the one on the back of the wishbone italian dressing packets :)

  41. Broccoli Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad!

  42. Ranch and bacon pasta salad!

  43. i love greek pasta salad.  

    dressing – 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
    1/3 cup olive oil
    1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 teaspoon oregano
    salt & pepper to taste

    16 oz short pasta (rotini, bow ties, penne)
    3/4 long english cucumber , diced
    1 pint grape tomatoes , halved
    1 bell pepper (red or orange), diced
    1/2 cup sliced pitted olives
    1/2 cup feta cheese , cubed
    1/3 cup red onion , diced

  44. My favorite is from “the Book of Tempeh” and includes tempeh and cherry Tomatoes.

  45. I like seafood salad.

  46. I havent had pasta salad in a long time but I love one that has pesto

  47. Sweet & Sour Pasta Salad is my favorite.

  48. I never had a favorite pasta salad recipe but I lean towards my Italian roots–lots of mozza mixed in, sliced olives and tomatoes, and salami. Mix in some feta cheese,maybe have an open buffet-esque experience so youc an add in what suits your mood, you never know!

  49. This recipe looks amazing! I love to add olives and feta cheese!

  50. My favorite recipe is this tossed over Linguini. :)



    1 can (6 ounces) tuna (chunk or solid in olive oil), drained
    1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
    grated zest of 1 medium lemon
    2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    1/4 cup fruity olive oil
    1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
    freshly ground black pepper
    2 tablespoons capers, drained
    1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
    1 cup diced cherry tomatoes
    freshly grated Parmesan cheese


    Place tuna in pasta serving bowl and break it into large bite-size pieces. Add garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, chopped tomatoes, and capers and stir gently to combine. Set aside to warm to room temperature, or preferably, place the bowl (be sure it’s heatproof) over the pasta pot to warm the ingredients while heating the water. Once the water comes to a boil, remove bowl and set aside.
    Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain pasta well and immediately add to sauce in bowl. Sprinkle with parsley and toss. Serve at once with Parmesan cheese. Pass the pepper mill.
    Recommended pasta: 8 ounces penne rigate, medium shells (conchiglie rigate), rigatoni, or linguine.

  51. I like the capres pasta salad. With fresh basil sundried tomatoes and fresh mozzarella.

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  53. I love a good pasta salad with italian dressing

  54. I make one with italian dressing

  55. I like Caprese Pasta Salad, especially in the summer with the fresh ingredients from the garden.

  56. I’m not a big pasta salad person. I can’t bring myself to eat a lot of pasta. We love pepperoni though. My youngest daughter likes it more than the rest of us. She likes to put it on bread and then put it in the microwave for little while.

  57. pepperoni pasta salad from this site is now my favorite  pasta salad

  58. Pasta with arugula salad.

  59. Oh this pepperoni pasta salad looks so delicious.

  60. My favorite pasta salad recipe is one that I make all the time in the Spring and Summer months! I use any base pasta, green olives, black olives, celery, and my favorite bottled caesar salad dressing. I combine these, chill, and salt to taste! Everyone loves this as a side dish for our BBQ’s. Adding a hand full of mini pepperoni is such a great twist that I will definitely be trying and adding to my own recipe! My kiddo’s are sure to love this addition!

  61. I do not have a fave.

  62. My favorite pasta salad is macaroni & ham salad. #Sweepstakesentry

  63. love pasta salad with black olives and pepperoni

  64. i like german potato salad but the pepperoni recipe looks so yummy I have to make it.

  65. I love using fresh summer vegetables that would be like a minnestrone, and whole wheat pasta!

  66. really my favorite pasta salad is just a plain pasta with tomatoes tossed in it. Nothing but the juice of the tomatoes and salt to season it.

  67. I love macaroni salad with added pickles and black olives in it. Sometimes add some tomatoes, depending on the mood. Yum!

  68. My favorite pasta salad recipe is Classic Macaroni Salad –

  69. “Classic Pepperoni Pasta Salad” is my favorite.

  70. I don’t eat meat so my pasta salad is much like yours but with added feta and shredded cheddar.

  71. Classic Pepperoni Pasta Salad is my favorite.

  72. I too love pasta salads. One of my favorite dishes in a Pepperoni Pasta Salad my husband makes.

  73. Going to have to try this. I like a basic pasta salad best for the most part.

  74. I like Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

  75. My go-to cookout recipe is pasta salad with homemade italian dressing. Oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, garlic powder.

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  77. I love to make an orzo pasta salad with fresh dill, parsley, capers and cucumbers. I top with lemon juice and salt and pepper.

  78. My favorite is a Greek Orzo pasta salad with kalamata olives and feta cheese.

  79. My favorite is my Italian Pasta Salad. I use tri-color rotini, tomatoes, spinach, roast chicken, zesty Italian dressing and Parmesan.

  80. i’m not a huge pasta salad fan but i do enjoy a macaroni salad

  81. My favorite pasta salad is similar to yours, with spiral noodles, veggies like colorful peppers, onions, and tomatoes, and italian salad dressing. Going to be adding pepperoni next time – looks great!

  82. Macaroni salad with bits of bacon and chunks of cheddar cheese is my favorite pasta salad.

  83. I doctor up a Suddenly Salad box pasta with tomatoes and black olives, tuna or chicken.

  84. My favorite is a basic macaroni salad with celery, red pepper and chopped tomatoes.

  85. I have a new pasta salad favorite – BLT!
    thank you

  86. I like Macaroni salad with pickles and veggie

  87. My favorite pasta salad is a salad I make using bow tie pasta, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, feta cheese, pepperoni and roasted red peppers. (Sometimes I add some pine nuts into the salad)
    Thanks so much.

  88. I like making a warm pasta salad with mozzarella, tomatoes, and Italian dressing.

  89. I love a pasta salad with Italian dressing, cubed cheddar cheese, black olives, finely diced green pepper, and ham or pepperoni.

  90. I love ranch pasta salad with homemade ranch dressing, bacon and shredded cheese mixed in! yummy!

  91. I don’t really have a favorite pasta salad, as I usually don’t enjoy them. Yours looks delicious though, and I like that it doesn’t mayo in it.
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  92. Looks yummy! I usually make a pasta salad that consists of spiral noodles, pesto sauce, olive oil, olives, and fresh veggies.

  93. WE ALL LOVE pasta salad ….linguine pasta with veggies and Italian dressing plus the grandkids like chunks of cheese……my Fav paste is meat sauce with small cut rigatoni pasta

  94. I like mine with pepperonis, olives, tomatoes, onions and pepper.

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  96. Ive had this pasta sald before,my friend makes it when we go camping and its awesome and my favorite!

  97. My favorite pasta salad recipe has pesto, tuna, and tomato in it. But yours looks so delicious and I can’t wait to try it.

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  98. I don’t have a favorite recipe – as long as there are veggies and cheese I’m good.

  99. I make my macaroni salad with macaroni, 3 colors of peppers, tomatoes, cucumber, celery, ranch dressing & mayonnaise, salt & pepper. YUM!

  100. I like chicken pasta salad with jalapenos.

  101. I don’t really have one, but I love pasta salad!

  102. My favorite pasta salad recipe is a BLT chicken pasta salad.

  103. I love spinach artichoke pasta. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  104. I love to make Mediterranean zoodle salad!

  105. veggie pasta with basil, garlic, tomato, double cream gouda cubes, broccoli, carrot and avocado!

  106. I love to mix boiled colored spiral pasta, diced black olives,Italian Salad dressing,peas and handfuls of shreaded Swiss cheese-refrigerate and mix in a handful of pine-nuts before serving.

  107. Even my backyard chickens love pepperoni. Left over pasta salad would make for good chicken feed.

  108. My favorite is a salad my husband makes using sundried tomato’s, a small amount of red wine, olive oil, pine nuts and bow tie pasta. It’s so great tasting. Thanks so much.

  109. I love a good elbow macaroni pasta salad.

  110. Your recipe looks good. I don’t have one of my own.

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  112. I not really a fan of pasta salads, but I must say that looks good!

  113. I like antipasta salad

  114. My favorite is a Greek pasta salad with kalamata olives and feta cheese.

  115. I love arugula pasta salad.

  116. My favorite pasta salad recipe isn’t really a recipe. If there is leftover pasta from dinner, I take that and add whatever veggies and cheeses I might have on hand with whatever salad dressing I’ve got. If I want to add protein I usually add in a boiled egg but pepperoni would make a good addition too.

  117. I love dill pickle pasta salad.
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  118. I like pasta salad with lots of veggies and a French dressing.

  119. I love wagon wheel Italian style pasta salad with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni. It is such such quick and easy meal in the summer to take to a picnic or eat by the pool.

  120. I love your basic multi color noodle pasta salad with lots of fresh veggies mixed in like cauliflower and chunks of broccoli and carrots.

  121. Yours is actually pretty close to my favorite! I’m not a fan of olives or chunks of cheese in mine.

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  123. I like pesto pasta salad.

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  125. I love pasta salad…and my favorite one is soooo very similar to yours here! I also use rotini and tomatoes and pepperoni. Have never tried peppers in it. I usually put in chunks of mozzarella instead of grated. And I always put in olives, since I’m a huge fan of them. And of course the pepperoni is a must! I’ve never tried using the slices of pepperoni…I usually cut up chunks. Will definitely need to try the slices! And your recipe for the dressing looks great…and so easy! I usually just put in whatever Italian dressing in a bottle I have onhand, but I think yours would taste much better & fresher! 

  126. I’m not a huge pasta salad fan, of the salads I prefer it without the noodles. Like egg salad or a house salad.

  127. I love making Betty Crocker Ranch and bacon pasta salad. It comes in a box but I add extra things like pepperoni, cheddar cheese chunks and extra bacon. it’s absolutely delicious!

  128. My favorite is pretty simple. I cook up some pasta, usually ziti or corkscrew pasta in some wtaer with a pinch of salt. When its done I put it into the colander and then I mix it with a bottle of Italian Salad dressing. I then toss in come chopped kalamata olives, a bit of chopped celery and carrots and top it with some fresh parmesan cheese. YUM!

  129. That looks delicious! I make Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad often because we love it.

  130. I love making a simple tomato feta pasta salad. I take rotini noodles, cooked, sliced tomatoes, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and mix then top with feta. Yummy.

  131. My favorite pasta salad is one that my sister-in-law makes — everyone always requests that she bring it to our get togethers! It has pasta shells, broccoli, carrots, shredded cheddar, and ranch dressing. Simple and delicious.

  132. I like Cuban version of macaroni salad!

  133. i love great tuna cheese pasta . its so delish and refreshing.

  134. I really love this ranch pasta salad, whose brand name escapes me now, but it’s super delicious! This looks great tho’, so I may change my mind after trying your recipe :)

  135. I enjoy a pasta salad that has pepperoni, tomatoes, carrots, and cheddar cheese. 

  136. I love a good macaroni salad.

  137. Pizza Pasta Salad has always been my fave. I also like Bacon Ranch and hubs loves classic Italian.

  138. My favorite is either tuna or chicken, small shell pasta, chopped boiled egg, green onions and tomato. I dress it with mayonnaise and wasabi mustard.

  139. My favorite pasta salad recipe is chicken bow tie pasta salad.

  140. My favorite pasta salad is tuna pasta salad – it’s so so good

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  141. I like shrimp pasta salad with cucumber.

  142. i love mac n cheese

  143. I don’t have a said recipe,i just use what is available to me at the time and go from there.Also anything with bacon is a winner for me!

  144. I like spaghetti salad .

  145. I like Greek pasta salad

  146. My favorite Pasta Salad is a Taco Pasta Salad. My family loves it! Thanks!

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  148. My favorite pasta salad recipe is my Chicken Bacon Ranch pasta salad. It is so good with chicken, bacon, ranch dressing, olives!

  149. My favorite is a chicken bacon ranch pasta salad! It is delicious!

  150. My favorite pasta salad recipe is a chicken pasta salad that combines chicken, dried cherries, pasta, almonds, mayo, vinegar, sugar and spices!

  151. I love Bacon and Pea Pasta Salad. It’s from Mix and Match Mama’s website!!! 

    3 cups pasta, cooked, drained and cooled
    2 cups fresh or frozen peas (store temp)
    8 green onions, chopped
    8 pieces of cooked bacon, crumbled 
    about 4 tablespoons of your favorite Ranch dressing 
    Salt and Pepper to taste
    Grated Parmesan cheese to garnish, optional
    In a large bowl, combine the cooked pasta with the peas, green onions, bacon and dressing.  Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to 3 days.  Garnish with a little grated Parm and a few extra bacon crumbles.

  152. My Favorite Pasta salad is a Strawberry Avocado Pasta Salad with Balsamic Glaze

  153. We love spaghetti salad .

  154. My favorite pasta salad is one that my grandmother made. It is mayo based and has cucumbers and tomatoes.

  155. My favorite pasta salad is “my dad’s famous pasta salad”. It has the spiral pasta, feta cheese, olives, olive oil, and pepperoni. Yum!!

  156. My favorite pasta salad is shells, pepperoni, sharp cheddar, bell peppers and italian dressing. Sometimes I’ll toss in tomatoes.

  157. I like bacon ranch pasta salad.

  158. The pepperoni salad looks so good. I think the kids would like it too.

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  162. I don’t really have a favorite pasta salad. I just love to eat it lol.

  163. My mom’s simple macaroni salad. Elbow noodles, mayo and slaw dressing-add to taste. Salt & peper to taste & a small can of peas.  Add chunks of cheese if desire.   My mom made this frequently every summer and we would have it for lunch with hot dogs or even with our dinner. Mom’s gone now but this bring backs such great memories. 

  164. i like a shredded kale, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage and sweet dill dressing salad.  i top it with dried cranberries and roasted pumpkin seeds.

  165. Artichoke Pasta Salad Recipe
    1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
    1 cup halved grape tomatoes
    1 cup sliced ripe olives
    1 6 1/2-ounce jar marinated artichoke hearts, undrained
    1 tablespoon fresh minced parsley
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon pepper
    Cook the macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in the remaining ingredients; gently toss to coat. Cover and chill until serving

  166. I like pasta salad with corkscrew noodles, tuna, mayo, black olives, and little bites of apple.

  167. I always thought pasta salad was sort of bland, so putting pepperoni in it sounds like a great idea!

  168. We love macaroni salad made with pickles, eggs, mayo and green peppers.

  169. Your pasta recipe..sounds great..I’ll have to make this summer because DH loves pepperoni!
    My favorite is my moms pasta tuna creamy and delicious.

  170. My favorite pasta salad recipe uses Quinoa Pasta, preferably the Rotini, with plenty of vegetables and a selection of crumbled cheeses on the side for optional toppings.

  171. My husband like Amish macaroni salad- but I think this one sounds delic!

  172. My favorite pasta salad has rotini pasta, Colby Jack cheese, cucumbers, diced tomatoes, black olives, pepperoni and Italian dressing.

  173. My favorite pasta salad is a summer favorite because it’s served very cold. It mixes the pasta with chopped apple, grapes, bits of pineapple, carrot, celery , bell pepper, and very thinly sliced red onion. I add some shredded mild cheddar, and chopped spinach leaves in a very light mayonnaise dressing, though you can use your preferred dressing. Top it with sunflower seeds or plain croutons for crunch. I sometimes add some chopped ham, but honestly, it’s filling enough without it.

  174. This recipe will be my go to! it looks so delicious and will make for summer gatherings.

  175. I like a simple macaroni salad with shredded cheese and eggs.

  176. I grew up with an Italian family, so our recipes are very much by feel and what we’re in the mood for that night. But, we do similarly to this per person:

    A cup of pasta
    “About 65 grams” of meat — my favourite is either andouille sausage or Hungarian kolbasz, but any meat works — including fish!
    “About 3 handfuls” of chopped vegetables — cooked if desired. I usually go with bell pepper, some avocado, tomatoes, and celery.

    Then, we sprinkle it with high quality balsamic vinegar, whatever seasonings we’re feeling (usually dill), and maybe a bit of olive oil.

    Needless to say, we have a lot of pre-cooked pasta in this house so we can build and go as our tastes change. ;)

  177. I love pasta salads and have honestly never had one with pepperoni in it! Looks like a great recipe I’m going to make it for the whole family to try!

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  179. I like Macaroni salad made with pickles, olives, cheese, eggs, mayo and mustard,
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  180. I don’t have a favorite pasta salad recipe because they usually contain mayo dressing. I have just never cared for mayo at all. I like the looks of this Pepperoni Pasta Salad though, no mayo!

  181. LOOOVE pasta salads. One of my favorite summer dishes! We don’t do the black olives though we sprinkle oregano in! Crisp and fresh

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