Aug 22, 2013

Supreme Pizza Pasta


This colorful pasta dish really does taste like a slice of pizza with everything on it!

Supreme Pizza Pasta
Makes about 3.5 quarts

For the pasta:
1 package (12 oz.) whole grain pasta
1 medium red onion, sliced and then halved
1 large green bell pepper, diced
1 tablespoon olive oil
10 oz. cherry tomatoes, halved
8 oz. baby bocconcini
1 medium red onion, sliced and then halved into half circles, separated
1 large green bell pepper, diced
4 oz. cooked, crumbled sausage (I used turkey)
2 oz. pepperoni, cut into strips (I used turkey)
1 (2.25 oz.) sliced black olives, drained

shredded parmesan cheese for serving


For the dressing:

1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon dried parsley

Directions:

1. Cook pasta according to directions on package. Drain and rinse in cold water until cool. Drain well, then place in a large serving bowl.

2. While pasta cooks, saute the onion and bell pepper in 1 tablespoon olive oil until crisp tender. Toss into pasta, then add tomatoes, bocconcini, sausage, pepperoni, and olives.


3. In a medium bowl, whisk together all the dressing ingredients until well-combined. Pour over pasta mixture and mix well. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Serve at room temperature or cold. Refrigerate leftovers.

We preferred the pasta at room temperature. The next day, we warmed individual servings slightly in the microwave. 






Shared at these great parties!

Based on an idea from familycircle.com


You might also enjoy:




80 comments:

  1. My kiddos would gobble this up, Joy! Pinned it :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think kids would like it...pizza flavors and all! :) Thank you for coming by, Jamie, and thanks for pinning!

      Delete
  2. I need to make this soon!! Love!!
    Pinning to save. =)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for pinning, Melissa! If you make this, I hope you love it as much as we did! :)

      Delete
  3. Joy, this is definitely my kind of dish!! It looks and sounds so delicious!! Thanks for sharing, pinning and hope your weekend is happy! xoxo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Cindy, and thank you for the party! :)

      Delete
  4. This looks great. I pinned it. I'm stopping by from the Super Sunday Link Party @ Who Needs a Cape!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for coming by from the party, and thanks for pinning! :)

      Delete
  5. This looks really nice :-) my kids would love it

    Popping over from the Lets Get Social Sunday Linky Hop
    www.adventuresofayorkshiremum.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Michaela, thank you, and thanks for joining us for Let's Get Social Sunday! I enjoyed my visit to your blog- you write about such a great variety of subjects!

      Delete
  6. Hi Joy,
    I am stopping by from Sweet Tea Social to have that bowl of Supreme Pizza Pasta, it looks fantastic. Hope you are having a great day and thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.
    Miz Helen

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Miz Helen, thank you, and thanks so much for coming by from the Sweet Tea Social! :)

      Delete
  7. This looks good, and maybe the kids wouldn't notice the veggies! I wonder if I should melt some cheese on top. Stopping by from Sweet Tea Social

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, so glad you came over from the social! :) Yes, melted cheese on top of almost anything is a good idea (to me, anyway)! ;) If you'll let me know which blog is yours, I'd love to repay the visit!

      Delete
  8. Ok I love your blog. I want to try your dish this week! I am stopping by from Marvelous Monday blog hop! I look farward to your visit at http://www.homemaker-mom.com/the-homemakers-journey-blog.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Susie, thank you for coming by from Marvelous Mondays! If you try the pasta, I hope you love it as much as we do. :)

      Delete
  9. This is such a fun kid-friendly dish, Joy. Thank you for sharing w/ See Ya in the Gumbo this week.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Michelle, and thank you for hosting! :)

      Delete
  10. Yummy, this looks tasty and fun! Stopping by from Manic Monday!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Laura, thanks for visiting from Manic Monday- your Chocolate Chip Skookie looks pretty tasty and fun, too! ;)

      Delete
  11. Replies
    1. We really like it, Deb! Thanks for dropping by! :)

      Delete
  12. Pizza and pasta combined -- you can't go wrong! 2 of my favorite foods! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, they're my favorites, too! Thanks so much, and thanks for the visit! :)

      Delete
  13. My family loves pizza and pasta, so this is a natural. Why didn't I think of that! Thanks for sharing at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Cynthia! You know I love your party! :)

      Delete
  14. Yummy, this looks delicious! I'm a sucker for anything that has to do with pizza!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Nicole- I'm the same way- I love pizza flavored everything. Thank you for coming by! :)

      Delete
  15. Yum. Great pasta dish! Pinning this and sharing on FB and Twitter. Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Julie, thank you so much! Love Marvelous Mondays! ;)

      Delete
  16. This looks so delicious! Pasta salad is such a classic and I love seeing all the twists people make on it. Yours sounds like it would taste fabulous!

    Amy | Club Narwhal

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Amy, I loved your spinach tortellini pasta! Thanks for coming by- I appreciate the visit! :)

      Delete
  17. Hi Joy, this recipe looks so good and something that my family would love for dinner. I pinned it and will save to make for the future. I saw it on What's Cooking Wed.
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Julie, thank you so much for popping over from What's Cooking Wednesday- I appreciate the visit! If you try this pasta, I hope you and your family love it as much as we do! :)

      Delete
  18. What a great idea for a pasta dish - your Supreme Pizza Pasta looks fantastic and sounds delish! I love the flavours in the dressing. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul hop, Joy. x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, thank you, April, and thanks for coming by! You know I love your Hearth and Soul hop! :)

      Delete
  19. Anything with bocconcini in it, has my vote. This looks fabulous Joy! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Cindy, and thank you for hosting a great party! :)

      Delete
  20. Yum! I've never made pizza pasta before - now I can't wait to give it a try! I'd be thrilled if you'd come on over to Pink Recipe Box and link up at Creative Wednesdays: http://pinkrecipebox.com/creative-wednesdays-with-pink-recipe-box-7/

    ReplyDelete
  21. Replies
    1. Thanks, Sara! Kids do seem to like it. I think it would go really well with your yummy Low-Fat Frozen Peach Yogurt! ;) Thanks for visiting!

      Delete
  22. This is perfect for this hot weather..no oven :) It looks delicious! Thank you for linking up at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Erin! And thank you for hosting a great party! :)

      Delete
  23. I love this - it would a great alternative for my diet. Whole wheat pasta instead of a heavy, fattening crust. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe on Fluster's Creative Muster. Now that you found our party I hope that you will continue to join us every Tuesday evening. Pinned

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Robin, thank you for stopping by, and for hosting Fluster's Creative Muster! I'm already looking forward to next Tuesday! :)

      Delete
  24. Hi Joy, this recipe looks so good and I can't wait to try it. I saw it on mostly food and crafts link party. Happy Labor Day.
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Julie! Thank you so much, and thanks for visiting from Mostly Food and Crafts! I hope you have a fun Labor Day Weekend! :)

      Delete
  25. Joy, stopping in from What I'm Eating. This is a great idea, I'm a vegetarian and this would taste great removing the meat. Thanks for sharing it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Kim- I think you're right, that this dish would be great without the meat. Can you imagine all the yummy veggies that would be good to add- mushrooms, more peppers, roasted corn (green corn in the spring!)? Thank you so much for coming by! :)

      Delete
  26. I have to tell you I usually hate pasta salads but this looks like a winner for me! I try so hard to eat pasta salads to change things up, making it seem like a pizza would probably help me eat it so much easier. Thanks for sharing!

    Stopping by from Friday Food Frenzy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ashleigh, if you try it, I hope you like it! It's one of the reasons my fam and I like it so much- it seems kind of like eating pizza. Thank you for visiting from FFF! :)

      Delete
  27. This will definitely be a Friday Night meal - thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Antoinette, thank you- if you try it, I hope you like it as much as we do! Happy Friday! :)

      Delete
  28. This sounds delish! Thanks for linking to Saturday Dishes. Drop by today. We're talking eggs.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

    ReplyDelete
  29. Yes, this will definitely be on the menu this week! Delicious! Thanks for sharing it at the what i am eating link up!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Heather, and thanks for coming by! I love What I Am Eating! :)

      Delete
  30. that looks, and sounds absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing on Foodie Friday

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Adelina, thank you so much- we really liked it! :) I always enjoy Foodie Friday!

      Delete
  31. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have had a great weekend and have a fabulous week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Miz Helen! Thank you for hosting such a fun party! :)

      Delete
  32. Great picture! This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #28.

    ~Amber @ DessertNowDinnerLater.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Amber, and thank you for hosting a great party! :)

      Delete
  33. My grandma used to make something reminiscent of this only she called hers "goulash" (it was nothing like recipes for real goulash). I think your recipe has a lot more pizzazz!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ooo, I'd love to see her recipe sometime! Hey, I should have called this recipe something about "pizzazz"...Supreme Pizza Pizzazz! :) Thank you for coming by!

      Delete
  34. Thanks for partying with us last week. We loved your recipe! I don't cook much but you made me want to go to the grocery. Please come back on Friday. Craft Frenzy Friday http://obsessiveandcreative.blogspot.com.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Rhonda, and thanks for a fun party! I'll see you on Friday! :)

      Delete
  35. Wow amazing! My kids would o nuts for this! I pinned it and thanks for linking to freaking awesome Fridays

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Mel, if you try it, I hope they like it as much as we do! Thanks for pinning and for hosting! :)

      Delete
  36. Thank you for sharing at Thrifty Thursday, I can't wait to try this recipe out! I have featured your post this week! I hope you will join us again!!
    http://healthyhiggins.blogspot.com/2013/09/back-to-thrifty-thursday.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Jessica, that is awesome- I am so excited! Thank you, and thanks for hosting! :)

      Delete
  37. This is an amazing recipe and It is featured in this weeks friday food frezny. hope to see you there again this week.
    http://www.stayingclosetohome.com/showcase-food-recipes-friday-food-frenzy-96.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Maria, I always enjoy Friday Food Frenzy! I'm so happy that you liked the pasta and featured it- thank you! :)

      Delete
  38. Pizza and pasta two of my favorite things... Just wish that hubby would like them as much as me. Coming over from Swap N Share Sunday.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Marlys, you and I will have to get together for a girls' night of pizza and pasta!! ;) Thank you for coming over from Dawn's Swap N Share! :)

      Delete
  39. Looks delicious Joy!! You an't go wrong with anything pizza. ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's how I feel about pizza anything, Lisa! ;) Thank you for coming by! :)

      Delete
  40. G'day Joy! YUM! I could so go for some of this right now!
    Thanks for sharing! Viewed as part of Foodie Friends Friday Nothing But Noodles Pasta Party!
    Cheers! Joanne

    ReplyDelete

I would love to hear from you- thank you for taking the time to leave a comment! :) I read all comments, and answer them by email. If you ask a question that I think others might be wondering about, too, I'll answer here in the comment section! :)