This is one of many versions of my pasta salad. I call this one pizza pasta, so my kids will eat it, if it has the word pizza in it my kids will eat it lol!!!This always disappears quickly , everyone loves it when I bring it to a cookout, bbq, or a family event pot luck.. I like to make this for picnics and short day trips when I take a cooler. This is definitely my go to pasta salad, and so easy and quick.


  1. 16 oz colored rotini (I used 12oz)
  2. 3/4 cup olive oil
  3. 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  4. 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  5. 2 tsp oregano
  6. 1 tsp garlic powder
  7. 1 tsp salt
  8. 1/4 tsp pepper
  9. 8 oz mozzarella cheese cubed
  10. 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese cubed
  11. cherry tomatoes halved
  12. Sliced black olives (optional)
  13. pepperoni sliced ( I cut mine in half, can also use mini pepperoni


  1. If you don’t have red wine vinegar, you can use Italian salad dressing instead and leave out the Olive oil. I make this both ways and they are both good. I use about Half a bottle of Italian dress, use as much or little as you like.

  2. Cook rotini in a pot of boiling water for 7-9 minutes, or until done. Drain and rinse pasta under cold water until cool.

  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together oil, parmesan cheese, vinegar, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

  4. Place cooked pasta, vinegar mixture, and remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl, turning to coat all ingredients. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

  5. Notes- I don’t use cubed cheese, I used shredded, it’s what I have on hand most of the time.

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