Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins

I love experimenting with cold pasta salads. This one was such a success I kept running back to the fridge to get more, so I think I'll wait a little bit before making another batch. Measurements are a guessing game for me 'cuz I never measure anything (you shouldn't either) and this always turns out killer !

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 13 cup hormel turkey pepperoni
  • 2 -3 ounces shredded parmesan cheese
  • 12 medium maui onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons sliced black olives
  • 3 -4 pepperoncini peppers, sliced
  • 1 (5 ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained & chopped
  • mccormick pizza seasoning (I use about 10 healthy twists from my grinder)
  • Italian dressing, to moisten
  • 1 dash garlic powder, to taste


  1. Cook macaroni al dente, cool under water and drain.
  2. Mix remaining ingredients using the parmesan and dressing, marinated artichokes last to get the right consistency. I like it a little dry but it is your dish now, ya ?
Most Helpful

Very good! I thought the pasta absorbed a little too much of the dressing so it was kind of dry. Since I had made the salad for a potluck, I didn't have the bottle to add more. However it is a very colorful salad and easy to prepare.

HeatherN November 02, 2009

This is a really, really good salad. I used corkscrew pasta and about 1 cup of regular Italian pepperoni. I also added a lot more grated cheese. I didn't know whether or not to drain the artichokes, so added them with the marinade. It worked well. Next time I may add some more vegetables such as green pepper, broccoli, caulliflower, etc. I particularly liked the zip that the pizza seasoning added. I'll be making this one a lot.

Vina July 03, 2005

i like salads you just need to check my site to see that and this is really good thanks for posting dee 9 i like salads 9 9

Dienia B. March 19, 2005