Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Lynn Miller
Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
8 Mins
Yield
Serves 8

Use fresh basil and oregano from your herb garden along with sun-dried tomatoes, mozzarella, and pepperoni to create a pasta salad that's full of pizza flavors.

 

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain well and spread on an oiled baking sheet to cool. (Don't worry if pasta sticks together. It will come apart when mixed with oil.)

Step 2

Transfer cooled pasta to a large bowl and stir in oil. Add vinegar, sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, bocconcini, pepperoni, basil and oregano. Toss well and season with salt and pepper.

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Ratings & Reviews

J63021's Review

JudithInBklyn
September 08, 2013
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.

swarman's Review

CarolineChicago
August 13, 2012
My husband loved this! I will make it again and fidget with the recipe just for fun.

Spicyepicurean's Review

Beccijohns
July 21, 2012
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.

JudithInBklyn's Review

sechris
September 05, 2011
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.

CarolineChicago's Review

incremona
June 04, 2011
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.

Beccijohns's Review

swarman
April 21, 2011
This was easy to make and my family loved it.

incremona's Review

J63021
July 05, 2010
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's Review

Spicyepicurean
May 10, 2010
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.