Memorial Day Pizza Pasta Salad

 

Written by Lexie Graf

 

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This Month’s Recipe: Memorial Day Pizza Pasta Salad

This month’s recipe comes straight from my kitchen! Pasta salad is one of my favorite summer side dishes — it’s easy to make and has so many variations!

 

This Memorial Day Pizza Pasta Salad is perfect for the upcoming holiday. It only takes 15 minutes to make — leaving extra time for you to enjoy the day with family. Check out the video below to get started.

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb of cavatappi pasta, cooked and drained
  • 16 oz of cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 1 bunch of green onions, sliced
  • 3 medium tomatoes, diced and seeded
  • 3 oz of sliced pepperoni
  • 3/4 cup of canola oil
  • 1/2 cup of red wine vinegar
  • 2/3 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 2 tsp of dried oregano
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions:

Prep work: Cook and drain cavatappi pasta.

  1. Cube 16 oz of cheddar cheese.
  2. Slice 1 bunch of green onions.
  3. Dice and remove seeds from 3 medium tomatoes.
  4. Combine 3/4 cup of canola oil, 1/2 cup of red wine vinegar, 2/3 cup of Parmesan cheese, 1 tsp of garlic powder, 2 tsp of dried oregano, and salt and pepper (to taste).
  5. Combine 1 lb of cooked cavatappi pasta with the prepared tomatoes, cheddar cheese, green onions, and pepperoni in a large bowl.
  6. Pour liquid mixture over the cavatappi pasta mixture and toss to fully coat pasta salad.
  7. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a few hours before serving.

Memorial Day is a day to honor those who sacrificed so much for our country. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for your service. 

 

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