Go Back
A huge bowl of Pepperoni Pasta Salad topped with Parmesan cheese.

Pepperoni Pasta Salad

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cold pasta salad, italian pasta salad, pepperoni pasta salad
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Chill time:: 1 day
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10 +
Calories: 368 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur

This Pepperoni Pasta Salad is a classic pasta salad. Filled with fresh vegetables, cheese, pepperoni, and pasta. It's the perfect side dish to feed a crowd!


  • 1 pound (455g) small pasta (any shape such as fusilli, penne, macaroni, bow tie)
  • ¾ cup (70g) freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 ounces (115g) fresh mozzarella pearls (or cubed regular mozzarella)
  • 3 ounces (85g) sliced pepperoni
  • 2 large roma tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ large green bell pepper, diced
  • ½ cup sliced olives
  • ½ cup sliced red onion, or more to taste
  • cup sliced pepperoncini
  • ¾-1 cup (175ml-235ml) Italian dressing
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water until pasta is cool. 

  2. Meanwhile, combine cheeses, pepperoni, tomatoes, bell pepper, olives, onion, pepperoncini, and salad dressing in a large bowl. 

  3. When pasta is cool drain well and add to bowl with pepperoni and vegetables. Toss to combine. Refrigerate covered for a minimum of 1 hour but up to 24 hours.

Recipe Notes

  1. STORAGE: Can store in the refrigerator, covered for 5-7 days. 
Nutrition Facts
Pepperoni Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 368 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 728mg32%
Potassium 218mg6%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 310IU6%
Vitamin C 10.5mg13%
Calcium 271mg27%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.