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Pepperoni pasta salad in a glass mixing bowl
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Pepperoni Cold Pasta Salad Recipe

This Pepperoni Cold Pasta Salad is an easy cold pasta salad with Italian dressing, pepperoni, 2 cheeses, and fresh vegetables. It's perfect for a large crowd, potlucks, and summer BBQ's!
Prep Time20 mins
Chill time1 d
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 +
Calories: 330kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 1 pound small pasta (any shape such as fusilli, penne, macaroni, bow tie)
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella pearls (or cubed regular mozzarella)
  • 3 ounces sliced pepperoni
  • 2 large Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 large green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onion
  • 1/3 cup sliced pepperoncini
  • 3/4-1 cup Italian salad dressing
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water until pasta is cool. 
  • Meanwhile, combine cheeses, pepperoni, tomatoes, bell pepper, olives, onion, pepperoncini, and salad dressing in a large bowl. 
  • When pasta is cool drain well and add to bowl with pepperoni and vegetables. Toss to combine. Refrigerate covered for a minimum of 1 hour but up to 24 hours. 



Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 556mg | Potassium: 211mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Vitamin C: 10.5mg | Calcium: 144mg | Iron: 1mg