Sunday, September 06, 2015

Recipe - Italian Penne Salad

I have never been a great cook, and now being retired, even worse with just us 2 old fogies in the house.  Each month when preparing "something" for our quilting day, my stomach goes in knots trying to come up with something really good.  This time I tried this, and OMGoodness, it is gooooood!  I sampled it so often, I had to make another batch!

Italian Penne Salad

1 box (1 lb.) penne macaroni
1 sweet red pepper
1 green pepper
Small red onion, or 6-8 slices, chopped
50 slices pepperoni (that how they are labeled in my store)
1 small can black olives
Kraft Caesar Vinagrette dressing, approx. 1/2 cup.  More or less to taste.
Salt and pepper to taste

Cook the penne in salted water, drain and rinse under cold water.
Chop the peppers and sweet red onion into small bits.
I nuked the pepperoni (10 sec.) to make it easier to separate, then cut into smaller pieces. 
Chop up the olives.
Pour dressing over all.
This recipe was delicious immediately.

Perhaps you might want to add small mozzarella chunks, and maybe add grape tomatoes before serving.  IMHO, the dressing really made it - I did not overdo.   


  1. I think I've made something very similar to this and IT IS GOOD!! Going to have to try yours now--was never much for pasta salads but these I like!! Thanks!

  2. Thanks... I am in the same I printed this one off!! :o))

  3.'re so funny..Looks yummy! Glad it worked out for you..

    Debra in Ma.


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