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Delicious Hot Italian Pasta Salad!!

April 8, 2019

An Easy Bite to Eat..

This is a great dish to take to a party, to have with a nice lamb chop or piece of steak or just on its own …

It’s been such a family favourite that when my grown children return home, this dish is always on the menu along with the mandatory cakes and bickies!!

It’s simple and straight forward to prepare from some very basic ingredients of pasta, salami, onion, capsicum, sun dried tomatoes, garlic, chilli, white wine vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, tasty and Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper and some herbs like parsley from the garden, if you have any available…

While I’m waiting for the pasta to cook I just cut up the rest of the ingredients ready to place in the baking dish with the pasta once it’s cooked.

Placing it together!

Over a layer of cooked pasta I place half of the chopped ingredients and the flavourings and then another layer of pasta and the rest of the ingredients finishing with some Parmesan cheese on top.

After 40 minutes in a moderate oven of about 180°- 190°C it’s ready to serve.

I have a lid with this old corningware dish but just some foil over the top would be fine too.


500gm pasta of any kind, I prefer twists or bows

1 onion, chopped roughly

1/2 red capsicum

150gm of pepperoni sliced

10 sun dried tomatoes

300gm Tasty Cheese

100gm Parmesan Cheese

Parsley – Handful of roughly chopped

Olive oil – a decent splash

White wine vinegar – a decent splash

Lemon – juiced

Minced garlic

Chilli – minced, flaked or fresh

Salt and Pepper


1. Into boiling salted water, cook pasta until tender but not too soft and switch oven on to preheat to 180°C

2. Chop up the pepperoni, onion, capsicum, sundried tomatoes, tasty cheese and parsley

3. Drain pasta and put half in a greased baking dish

4. Spread half of the chopped ingredients, over the cooked pasta, ending with the tasty cheese

5. Pour a decent amount of olive oil, white wine vinegar and lemon juice over this layer

5. Dot some minced garlic across the dish, along with the chilli and salt and pepper

6. Repeat steps 3, 4 & 5, finishing with a generous amount of Parmesan Cheese on top

7. Bake in a moderately hot oven 180°C for 40minutes

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Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🙏

  • Sasha
    April 8, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    How delicious Donna! Thanks for sharing this – I’m always looking for nice things to cook for the fam. Will give this a try! Xxx

    • donnadoesdresses
      April 8, 2019 at 9:22 pm

      Thank you, Sash!! I forgot to write that this is a big family favourite and whenever my kids come back home to visit they always expect this dish!! And now they make it too .. when they were home we’d prepare together and it was always fun because it was a fairly loose recipe!! I appreciate your comment!! 🧚‍♀️🌺🙏🏼❤️

  • tinakmeyer
    April 8, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    Looks so scrummy

    • donnadoesdresses
      April 8, 2019 at 9:45 pm

      Thank you, I’ve made it for you as a vegetarian version I think! 🧚‍♀️❤️🙏🏼

      • tinakmeyer
        April 8, 2019 at 9:46 pm

        I think you did too

  • olsen
    April 9, 2019 at 5:53 am

    must be very delicious.

    • donnadoesdresses
      April 9, 2019 at 5:54 am

      Yesss!! It most certainly is delicious!! Thank you for your kind comment!! 🧚‍♀️❤️🙏🏼

  • mahmood56
    April 9, 2019 at 6:15 am

    Exactly delicious….because you are cooking..

    • donnadoesdresses
      April 9, 2019 at 6:19 am

      Hahaha!! Yes, Mahmoud, I am a domestic goddess!! My mother taught me well!! 🧚‍♀️🌺🙏🏼❤️


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