Monday, September 27, 2010

Layered Pizza Salad

Here is an easy recipe to take along to a potluck! I threw it together in the morning and it was ready to go when we walked out the door. I was a little short on Italian dressing and it made it a little dry, so make sure that you have enough when you start this recipe! :)

Layered Pizza Salad
(recipe found in Pillsbury Potlucks)
Serves: a lot!!

1 package (16 ounces) uncooked rotini pasta
2 tablespoons salad supreme seasoning - can use 1 teaspoon italian seasoning in place of this!
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
2 plum tomatoes, chopped
1 package (3.5 ounces) sliced pepperoni
8 ounces fresh mozzarella ciliegini (cheese balls), drained, halved - can use sliced mozzarella sticks instead!
3 green onions with tops, sliced
1/2 cup sliced pimiento stuffed green olives
1 cup zesty italian dressing
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain. In a 3 or 4 quart clear bowl, layer 4 cups pasta, 1 tablespoon of the seasoning, the red bell pepper, tomatoes, green bell pepper, remaining pasta, remaining 1 tablespoon seasoning, the pepperoni, mozzarella, onions and olives.

Pour dressing over salad; sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Refrigerate 2 hours. Stir just before serving.

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