The Pioneer Woman Tasty Kitchen
Avatar Image

Cavatappi Amatriciana Pasta Salad

0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep:

Cook:

Level: Easy

System:

8
x

Print Options

Page size Letter 3x5 4x6
Text Size Small Medium Large
Content Include description
Include prep time, etc.
Show image

Description

I was inspired to make Cavatappi Amatriciana Pasta Salad by the popular side dish at one of our favorite restaurants, Carrabba’s. My secret ingredient? Sun-dried tomato pesto in the dressing! This easy pasta salad is a perfect picnic side dish for burgers, sandwiches or even cold chicken. Let’s have a picnic!

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces, weight Cavatappi Pasta
  • 1 cup Cherry Or Salad Tomatoes, Diced
  • ½ cups Sweet Onion, Diced
  • ⅔ cups Shaved Parmesan Cheese (or Pecorino Romano), Plus Extra For Garnish
  • 12 slices Thin Pepperoni, Cut Into Strips And Fried Crisp, Plus Extra For Garnish
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Basil, Chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Sundried Tomato Pesto (like Classico)
  • 1-½ Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1-½ Tablespoon White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 clove Garlic, Minced
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ⅓ cups Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ¼ teaspoons Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (optional)

Preparation

Cook pasta according to package directions then drain and cool.

In a large bowl, combine the cooled pasta, tomatoes, onion, cheese, pepperoni and half of the basil. Set aside.

In a medium sized bowl whisk together remaining ingredients (including the remaining basil) and add it into the pasta; toss to coat. Chill salad before serving.

To serve, garnish with extra Parmesan cheese and additional crispy pepperoni strips (optional).

No Comments

You must be logged in to post a comment.

No Reviews

You must be logged in to post a review.

Related Recipes

Tomato Pasta Salad
Avatar Image by Buffy Brown in Salads
A light, refreshing pasta salad with tomatoes, grated Parmigiano-Reggiano and a...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 4 Level: Easy


Roasted Salmon Pasta Salad
Avatar Image by Bita @ Honest & Tasty in Salads
Fresh, bright, flavorful and delicious pasta salad!
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 4 Level: Easy


Fiesta Pasta Salad
Avatar Image by Kim in Salads
Pasta salad with a great kick and hearty enough to be...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 20 Level: Easy


Caesar Pasta Salad
Avatar Image by Jessica in Salads
A unique twist on a salad. This cool salad is...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 10 Level: Easy


Perfect Tuna Mac Salad
Avatar Image by Rina : I Thee Cook in Salads
I just love macaroni salad. This has all the traditional fixings:...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 15 Level: Easy