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.
- 16 oz colored rotini (I used 12oz)
- 3/4 cup olive oil
- 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated
- 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
- 2 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 8 oz mozzarella cheese cubed
- 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese cubed
- cherry tomatoes halved
- Sliced black olives (optional)
- pepperoni sliced ( I cut mine in half, can also use mini pepperoni
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.
Cook rotini in a pot of boiling water for 7-9 minutes, or until done. Drain and rinse pasta under cold water until cool.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together oil, parmesan cheese, vinegar, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
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.
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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