This pizza pasta salad is perfect for grilling season.  Whether you’re grilling steaks, burgers, or brats, cookouts are one of our favorite ways to gather with family and friends.

Of course, no cookout would be complete without sides to compliment the main dish.  There’s something about creamy pasta salad that pairs perfectly with a juicy brat or perfectly seasoned hamburger.

This pizza pasta salad is the perfect mix of creamy sauce, crunchy vegetables, and spices.

When I first made it about a year ago, I had no idea that it would become my husband’s favorite pasta salad and one that our girls enjoy as well.

It’s simple to make and perfect for parties, game day, weeknight dinners, and of course, grilling season.

I hope you enjoy this pizza pasta salad as much as we do.

 

Love & Blessings,

 

Meg

Recipe for Pizza Pasta Salad

Pizza Pasta Salad

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Pizza Pasta Salad Recipe

Pizza Pasta Salad

This pizza pasta salad is loaded with all of your favorite pizza toppings.  It’s the perfect side dish for family gatherings and summer cookouts. 
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • ½ to 1 Cup Celery Chopped
  • ½ to 1 Cup Red Onion Minced
  • ½ to 1 Cup Sweet Peppers Chopped
  • ½ to 1 Cup Green Pepper Chopped
  • ½ to 1 Cup Tomatoes Chopped
  • ¾ Cup Green Olives Chopped
  • 1 Cup Uncured Pepperoni Chopped
  • 16 Oz. Gluten-Free Pasta, Cooked Drained and Rinsed
  • 3 Tbsp. Marinara Optional
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Olive Brine
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • ¾ Cup Mayo
  • 2 Tbsp. Italian Seasoning or Pizza Seasoning
  • ½ Cup Parmesan & Romano Cheese Mix Optional
  • ½ Cup Mozzarella Cheese Optional
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Cook pasta in salted water according to directions. Drain and rinse.
  • Cut up vegetables, meat and olives . Set aside.
  • In mixing bowl, add mayo, olive oil, olive brine, marinara, and seasonings and mix well.
  • Add remaining ingredients to the dressing and mix until well combined.
  • Chill before serving.

Notes

The best part about this recipe is that you can add all of your favorite pizza toppings and leave out the ones that you don't like.  
Keyword dairy-free, gluten-free, grilling, pasta salad, summer

A Few Notes

This recipe is so versatile.  If you’re a vegetable lover, go ahead and add more.  If you’re not, no worries, leave them out.

To make this recipe dairy-free, be sure to leave out the cheese.  I never add cheese when I make it but my husband will sometimes add cheese to his serving.

If you don’t have any marinara or pasta sauce, you can make this recipe without and it will still taste great.  You may need to add a little bit more mayo, depending on the consistency.

Feel free to use your family’s favorite pasta for this recipe.  I’ve used several different kinds, including organic and gluten-free, and haven’t had any problems.  Just be sure to cook the pasta according to the directions and personal preference.

You can use any kind of mayo or pepperoni for this recipe.  You do not need to use uncured pepperoni or avocado mayo.  They are the recommendations that I make because that is what we like in our home.

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