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Pepperoni-Artichoke Pasta Salad Recipe

Pepperoni-Artichoke Pasta Salad Recipe

Everyone loves a good pasta salad, and this one will make ’em feel like you fussed. Convenient store-bought dressing, artichoke hearts, olives, pepperoni and mozzarella cubes give it extra flavor and flair. —Clara Coulson Minney, Washington Court House, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 1 cup cubed part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup water-packed artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained and chopped
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 2 ounces sliced pepperoni
  • 1 small red onion, halved and sliced
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the mozzarella cheese, artichokes, olives, pepperoni, onion, Parmesan cheese and green pepper.
  • 2. Drain pasta and rinse in cold water. Add to salad. Drizzle with salad dressing and toss to coat. Chill until serving. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 270 calories, 18 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 840 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 11 g protein.