Meat Lover's Spaghetti Salad

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Rose Mary Mogan

By
@cookinginillinois

I created this recipe ESPECIALLY for my husband. He loves lots of meat in everything, so the addition of a pound of Genoa Salami & 1/2 pound sliced Pepperoni made this the perfect salad. It also has 4 types of cheeses, enhanced with minced garlic, Italian Seasoning & McCormicks Perfect Pinch Salad Supreme, when combined with all the other ingredients made this salad perfect for any appetite.
The addition of Green Chili diced tomatoes, plus regular diced, & gave it just a bit of crunch with the fresh sweet red & green Bell Peppers & celery. His coworkers LOVED it at the Christmas Party.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
Makes 2 Pans (9X13X2) size
Prep:
1 Hr 45 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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1 1/2 lb
thin or angel hair pasta ( i prefer barilla)
1 lb
genoa italian salami
8 oz
sliced pepperoni
8 oz
extra sharp cheddar cheese, cubed
1 lb
mozzarella cheese, cubed
2 c
grated romano -parmesan blend
8 clove
garlic, minced
1 bottle
mccormick perfect pinch salad supreme(2.62 oz)
7 oz
sliced black olives,drained
1 can(s)
diced tomatoes with green chilies (10 oz) drained
3 can(s)
diced tomatoes drained (14 1/2 oz)
1 Tbsp
ea. italian seasoning, granulated onion powder
1 Tbsp
lemon pepper, no salt added
5 stalk(s)
celery ribs, chopped
2 large
red bell peppers, chopped
2 large
green bell peppers, chopped
32 oz
zesty italian dressing
2 bunch
green onions, chopped
reserve additional onions, peppers and pepperoni to use on top of each pan of salad as desired for garnish

How to Make Meat Lover's Spaghetti Salad

Step-by-Step

  • 1The Only thing that is cooked in this recipe is the pasta, and I prefer to cook it Al Dente' about 7 minutes, OR according TO CHOICE. I prefer breaking the pasta into thirds, & love using Barilla Pasta, using either Angel Hair or Thin Spaghetti. You can divide this recipe in half if not making for a large party. MAY ALSO USE A FOOD PROCESSOR TO CHOP VEGGIES, BUT I PREFER TO CHOP BY HAND SO AS NOT TO CREATE A LOT OF EXCESS LIQUID.
  • 2I prefer using fresh tomatoes, but during the winter, the flavor is not that great so I used the canned variety.
  • 3Cook pasta according to package directions but al dente' so that it is not over cooked. Then wash in cold water. Then drain thourgly and add to a very large bowl when ready to assemble salad.
  • 4Pour pasta into a bowl large enough to accommodate all of the ingredients.
  • 5Cube cheeses, & salami. Remember there is no right or wrong way to add the ingredients. But it is best to stir and mix as you go to make it easier for the ingredients to blend into the salad.
  • 6Add the spices and grated cheese then stir to blend together. Add both red and green bell Peppers, stir with large spoon to mix together.
  • 7Chop the celery and add to salad and mix well. Add the minced garlic.
  • 8Add green onions and blend well. Add the drained diced tomatoes.
  • 9Stir in the salad dressings and blend well. Add any remaining ingredients you have not added, stir to blend well. Then pour into large pans and garnish top with additional chopped veggies and pepperoni if desired.
  • 10Serve and enjoy.

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About Meat Lover's Spaghetti Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads, Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian




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