This is one of my absolute favorite summer pasta salads. The other day I was kind of MEAT-ed out, so I decided to make this yummy salad for dinner. It is so lite, easy, and full of flavor. This is another Kraft recipe that never fails at my house. I love making this for a pot-luck, bbq, or neighborhood party. It always gets gobbled up. The fresh basil is delish in this dish. I love Kraft's Roasted Red Pepper Italian with Parmesan Dressing! It really gives this pasta a zing that you will love!
Pizza Pasta Salad
3 cups penne pasta, cooked, drained and cooled
4 tomatoes, chopped
12 slices Oscar Mayer Hard Salami, chopped
1 cup Kraft Natural Mozzarella Cheese Crumbles
1/2 cup sliced fresh basil
1/2 cup Kraft 100% Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2 cup Kraft Roasted Red Pepper Italian with Parmesan Dressing
Toss all ingredients in large bowl; cover. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Makes 10 servings, 1 cup each.
**I use pepperoni instead of the hard salami, because we have pepperoni all the time. I haven't ever tried it with the salami...I'm sure it's great! Using the pepperoni is more convenient for me. I can never find Kraft's Mozzarella Cheese Crumbles, so I use Mozzarella String Cheese. I use about 6 sticks and cut them into pieces. I always use more dressing than they say, and also add more dressing after it has been in the fridge for a day. Sometimes I have had a hard time finding the Roasted Red Pepper Italian dressing, so I have used Kraft's Sun-Dried Tomato Vinagrette and it also tastes great! We love this easy dish and I know you will too! It is perfect served with garlic bread.