Pizza Pasta Salad

  • incremona Posted: 07/05/10
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    My entire family loved this pasta salad; I will definitely make it again! This salad would be great for an everyday dish but is definitely unique enough to be worthy of a special occasion. I used half pepperoni and half salami and I used dried oregano instead of fresh. I took this pasta salad to a July 4th meal. We had hamburgers and hot dogs, baked beans, fresh fruit and Revel bars with the pasta salad. I would allow more than 15 minutes for prep time. Otherwise, a simple and delicious salad.

  • sechris Posted: 05/10/10
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    I made this for our family's Potluck/BBQ. It is really good. I used whole wheat penne pasta to increase the fiber/nutrition. I also used salami and pepperoni. It makes a lot and everybody enjoyed it, even my 3 year old niece asked for more. It only took about 30 minutes to make. My only complaint is that it cost me about $25 to make the first time and about $15 to make each time after that.

  • Beccijohns Posted: 04/21/11
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    This was easy to make and my family loved it.

  • CarolineChicago Posted: 06/04/11
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    Great recipe for a party. I doubled the size for our daughter's 8th grade graduation party. Her friends and ours all really enjoyed. I used dried Italian salami instead of the pepperoni and added chopped red bell pepper for more color.

  • JudithInBklyn Posted: 09/05/11
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    I made this for a BBQ without the pasta. It was a huge hit. Delicious! I used some leftovers in a frittata the next day.

  • Spicyepicurean Posted: 07/21/12
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    I have made this several times for different gatherings and everyone has seemed to enjoy it. I did make some modifications to the original recipe many of which are listed by others: Whole Wheat Pasta, 1/2 & 1/2 salami and pepperoni. I omitted the olive oil, vinegar and sun dried tomatoes. Instead I drain a large jar of marinated artichoke hearts and use the liquid to toss the pasta in when it finishes cooking. If the pasta is a little dry then I add a little olive oil. Occassionally I add a handful of pepperocini or kalamata olives.

  • swarman Posted: 08/13/12
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    My husband loved this! I will make it again and fidget with the recipe just for fun.

  • J63021 Posted: 09/08/13
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    I made this for our block party and it was a huge success. I altered the recipe a bit. First instead of using fresh basil I used basil paste (a couple of generous squirts) and about 1/2 T of dried oregano. To make sure the herbs were dispersed well, I whisked them into the olive oil so there was less sticking onto the pasta. I also added sliced black olives. More is better as far as pepperoni, SD tomatoes, and artichoke hearts! I will make this again very soon.

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