super pasta salad

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By Tere' Petrey
from N. Richland Hills, TX

This is a salad I put together for a church get-together. It was a hit and the leftovers was brought home and everyone I make it for can not put it down. I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine.

serves crowd
prep time 25 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For super pasta salad

  • 1 pkg
    tri color rotini pasta noodles
  • 1 lb
    pepperoni from the deli with the largest cut setting possible
  • 1 pkg
    grape tomatoes
  • 4 sprig
    green onion
  • 1 md
    bell pepper
  • 1 md
    english cucumber
  • 1 jar
    roasted red mild peppers
  • 1 jar
    pickled banana pepper mild
  • 1 pkg
    crumbled feta cheese garlic or tomato basil flavored
  • 1 pkg
    almonds, sliced and garlic roasted (found in produce section)
  • 1 pkg
    small of fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • 1-2 lg
    bottles of italian dressing with romano or parmesan cheese in the dressing

How To Make super pasta salad

  • 1
    Boil the pasta noodles as the package requires till aldente
  • 2
    after the pasta is cooked to aldente drain the water off of the noodles then in a strainer add a couple of handfuls of ice and put over noodles as well as run cold water over the noodles so the noodles can be very cool
  • 3
    In a large plastic bowl with lid put in the following ingredients
  • 4
    cut the thickly sliced pepperoni from deli into chunks
  • 5
    cut the tomatoes in half
  • 6
    snip the green onion sprigs into the salad
  • 7
    chop the bell pepper and slice the cucumber to a 1/4 of inch
  • 8
    drain liquid off of the roasted red peppers and drain the liquid off the banana peppers and slice the red peppers; add all to the bowl
  • 9
    when the pasta is cooled and completely drained add to the bowl and add the cheeses and almonds
  • 10
    after shaking up the dressing, squeeze one bottle of dressing into the bowl
  • 11
    put the lid on the bowl and shake the salad vigorously and if the dressing is not enough to coat all ingredients add as much needed from the other bottle. Refrigerate until ready to eat and then enjoy.

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