Have you ever wanted to make an extra side for dinner or asked last minute to bring something to a cookout? I have been in both scenarios many times. Pasta salad is one of those side dishes you can add almost anything to. That is exactly how I make this Quick and Easy Pasta Salad.
There are many times I just look to the pantry or garden to throw in extra ingredients. This particular time the kids were interested in trying but they do not like many vegetables. I love vegetables and when I make it for just my husband and I, I throw in anything from zucchini, broccoli, asparagus, or cucumbers. When you are making pasta salad if it sounds good throw it in. I have changed around many recipes in my life by doing this. Some of these recipes turned out to be our favorites!
- 1 Box Suddenly Salad, Classic
- 2 Mozzarella Cheese Sticks
- 1 Bag Pepperoni
- olives (Optional)
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved (Optional)
- Make Pasta according to the box.
- I sliced my cheese sticks and then cut each slice into half moons.
- Add as much pepperoni as you would like. I used scissors to cut each slice in fours.
- Optional: Add olives to taste
- Optional: Add halved cherry tomatoes to taste
- Mix together and refrigerate at least one hour.
StockpilingMoms has so many different recipes for summer! We have the greatest sides, desserts, main courses, and lots of amazing grilling recipes. Check out some of my favorites! Quick and Easy Pasta Salad is now on the list!
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Shelley is a boy mom, marine wife, and is blessed with an amazing family. She loves sharing recipes, travel reviews and tips that focus on helping busy families make memories.