Recipe by looneytunesfan
A lighter version of Pizza Pasta Salad.
Top Review by LUVMY2BOYS
Delicious! I can't believe I'm the first one to review this dish-it was fast, easy & tasted great. I cut the recipe in half, used the red wine vinegar & left out the cherry tomatoes (don't like tomatoes in general). I also left out the green onions since I didn't have any. Chilled in the fridge for 2 hours. It made a lot even though I cut it in half. I ate this with a turkey burger so I used it as a side dish, not a main one. I do think one add chicken strips for a meal, though-something to think about! Thanks for sharing :-)
- 8 ounces uncooked spiral shaped pasta
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1⁄3 cup water
- 1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese
- 1⁄4 cup red wine vinegar or 1⁄4 cup cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons olive oil or 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 1⁄2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
- 3⁄4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
- 3⁄4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- 1⁄2 cup sliced green onion
- 1 1⁄2 ounces sliced turkey pepperoni (1/2 cup)
Directions See How It's Made
- Cook pasta according to package directions. In a small saucepan, combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in the Parmesan cheese, vinegar, oil, oregano, salt, garlic powder and pepper; mix well. Drain pasta; rinse in cold water.
- In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Add pasta and dressing; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.