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Pizza Pasta Salad

 Pizza Pasta Salad
This pasta salad is a popular addition to summer menus. My children love this salad.—Danielle Carpenter, Vienna, West Virginia
7 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked spiral pasta
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) cubed cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) cubed part-skim mozzrella cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup sliced pepperoni (about 1-1/2 ounces)

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. In a jar with a
  • tight-fitting lid, combine the oil, Parmesan cheese, vinegar,
  • oregano, salt, garlic powder and pepper; shake well.
  • Drain pasta; rinse in cold water. In a large bowl, combine the
  • remaining ingredients. Add pasta. Drizzle with dressing; toss to
  • coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
  • Yield: 7 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (1 cup) equals 382 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 25 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 517 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 14 g protein.