Friday, September 12, 2014

RECIPE: Pizza Pasta Salad

The American picnic food standard, the humble Pasta Salad. It can be prepared a number of ways- with a creamy sauce or an oil and vinegar based sauce, using elbow macaroni, or corkscrew pasta, or spaghetti noodles, and any variety of vegetables and/or meats! Low on cost, big on flavor, this zesty salad is sure to please!


2 Boxes Classic/Italian Pasta Salad
1 c. Zesty Italian Dressing
1 can Black Olives, sliced
1/4 c. Mild Peppers, chopped
1 c. Pepperoni, sliced
3/4 c. Mozzerella Cheese, shredded
2 Tbsp. Parmesan Cheese


Cook noodles according to package directions, meanwhile whisk spice packets from salad kits into 1 c. dressing. Drain noodles and rinse with cold water. Combine noodles, dressing and remaining ingredients and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Serves 10-12 as a side dish.