Broccoli and Pepperoni Pasta Salad

    1 hour 25 minutes

    This is a simple pasta salad but with strong flavours. You can make it more festive with tri-coloured pasta.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 500g spiral pasta
    • 125g sliced pepperoni
    • 1 cup fresh broccoli florets
    • 185g black olives, sliced
    • 250g mozzarella cheese, grated
    • 500ml Italian-style salad dressing

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1hour chilling  ›  Ready in:1hour25min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and rinse twice in cold water.
    2. In a large bowl, combine cooked pasta, pepperoni, broccoli, olives, cheese and dressing.
    3. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

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    Delish! Been making this for years. I cook my pasta the day before and marinate them with about 3/4 of the salad dressing. The next day I add the other ingredients and then the remainder of the salad dressing. Sometimes I vary the veggies and add onions, bell pepper, tomatoes, etc.  -  31 Dec 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I gave this 5 starts BUT I used all the suggestions from the other reviewers -but it was AWESOME. It got rave reviews when I took it to my BBQ and DH is asking for it again. He said it is better than my old pasta salad that was so much more work! I used a combination of creamy italian and a zesty italian vinegarette. More creamy italian than vinagerette. I used about 3/4 bottle combined. About 7 oz of creamy and 4 oz of the vinegarette. I added about a cup of artichoke hearts, 1/2 a bottle of vlassic zesty pepper rings, and a 6oz bag of sliced sun-dried tomatoes. I left out the broccoli and the pepperoni. I chilled it over-night and it was even better the next day. This one is a keeper!  -  07 May 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    AWESOME AS IS RECIPE! I am picky about pasta salad and THIS WAS VERY GOOD! Since the original recipe, I too have played with it, added other veggies, and it ALWAYS COMES OUT GREAT!  -  08 Jul 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)