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Pizza Salad Recipe

Pizza Salad Recipe

A fun summer dish, this is a different salad that tastes as good as it looks. I love to take it to parties—the wonderful zesty flavor really complements a barbecue! —Debbie Terenzini-Wilkerson, Lusby, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:16 servings


  • 1 pound spiral macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 3 medium tomatoes, diced and seeded
  • 16 ounces cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 1 to 2 bunches green onions, sliced
  • 3 ounces sliced pepperoni
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Croutons, optional


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine macaroni, tomatoes, Cheddar cheese, green onions and pepperoni. In a small bowl, combine oil, Parmesan cheese, vinegar and seasonings. Pour over macaroni mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for several hours. Top with croutons just before serving if desired. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 362 calories, 24g fat (9g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 489mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 13g protein.

Reviews for Pizza Salad

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hkpepin User ID: 3030797 246226
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2016

"This is one of my sister's favorite pasta salad recipes. She will often add black olives and peppers and leave out the croutons. Its a huge hit at potlucks and a staple for our family!"

RenaGam User ID: 616715 231813
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2015

"This salad was really good. Used sun dried tomatoes from a jar, drained and chopped instead of fresh, it added extra flavor. Best eaten the day its made, the pasta really soaks up the dressing."

CHEFOFTHEFUTURE User ID: 8203061 229711
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2015

"Made this salad this evening, turned out great. Still in refrigerator soaking up the seasoning and getting cold. I used salami, instead of pepperoni. I cut into small cubes. I also used shredded 4 cheese Mexican cheese, don't like cheddar cheese, added a couple tablespoon balsamic vinegar, chopped onions and 1 chopped jalapeno pepper, I like spicy.. I also used two different kind of pasta. Used olive oil, that is what I have in my home...Turned out great....I always like to put my own spin on these recipe. I am a great cook."

widlowsr1 User ID: 8246838 227447
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2015

"Pizza salad was delicious, I prepared it for a bowling banquet & it was a success, several people asked for the recipe. They told me they had tried to make this before but it was never this good. I must say that I cut back on the cheese cubes, I also cut the peperoni in halve."

slowbutsteady555 User ID: 7712530 227421
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2015

"I make this all the time. I use a couple bottles of zesty Italian dressing (or regular) then you don't have to use the vinegar, oil, or oregano. I also mince fresh garlic instead of the powder. Works great using salami with pepper jack cheese."

PC9901 User ID: 4095226 5795
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2014

"I want to make this, but I don't have any red wine vinegar. I'm not able to get out to store due to recent surgery. I have white distilled vinegar. Is it ok to use that instead or should I use something else as a substitute for the red wine vinegar? Thanks"

nearoffutt User ID: 7810271 3541
Reviewed May. 19, 2014

"Yummy! I followed exactly, using turkey pepperoni. I don't dine on swine! This was fast and easy."

carolm918 User ID: 6679519 1769
Reviewed May. 18, 2014

"Always called it Pasta Salad but love the addition of Oregano. Will try this! Looks so good!"

julieharter User ID: 4310616 4954
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2014

"I love this recipe, have been making this for years. I always add some sliced black olives. The dressing is excellent and we never have leftovers."

Trilby Yost User ID: 5195621 1762
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2010

"Instead of cheddar cheese, I use mozzarella."

magsrx User ID: 1886399 5794
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2009

"Got great reviews, except I forgot to do a cold water rinse & it melted the cheese a bit. Also, I substitued pkgd dressing mix & adjusted it & I think it turned out wonderful!"

rsoldan User ID: 1961796 3479
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2009

"This is by far the best side salad I have ever discovered! It is a snap to make and I receive compliments on it whenever I take it to a potluck"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.