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Italian Pasta Salad

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Italian Pasta Salad

With tri-colored rotini, fresh mozzarella pearls, and pepperoni.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: pasta salad

Ingredients

  • 1 box tri-colored rotini
  • 2 cups chopped pepperoni
  • 8 oz mozzarella pearls
  • cup shaved parmesan
  • ½ pint grape tomatoes cut into quarters
  • 4 to 6 pepperoncini peppers seeds removed and roughly chopped
  • 1 orange or yellow bell pepper diced
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp white wine
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • cup olive oil
  • 2 packets Good Seasons Italian dressing mix

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package instructions and let cool to room temperature in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add pepperoni, veggies, and cheeses.
  • Combine white vinegar, white wine, mayo, and Italian dressing mix in a blender.
  • With the blender still running on low speed, slowly stream in the olive oil. Continue to blend until well-incorporated.
  • Pour over the pasta salad and toss until everything is mixed and well-coated. Refrigerate until serving.

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