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Meat Lovers' Pizza Pasta Salad

Total Time
30 min
20 min
10 min
Italian sausage, pepperoni, bacon, tomato, mozzarella, and Parmesan—the gang’s all here. All the flavors of a classic meat lovers’ pizza come together for a fresher spin, with pasta in place of pizza dough. We use chickpea pasta for a fiber and protein boost, and add lots of vegetables for extra goodness. The salad holds up well for up to three days, so it’s a good meal prep option.


Uncooked chickpea pasta

8 oz, such as cavatappi, rotini, or penne

Uncooked sweet Italian turkey sausage

6 oz

Grated Parmesan cheese

2 Tbsp

Extra virgin olive oil

2 Tbsp

Red-wine vinegar

2 Tbsp

Kosher salt

¾ tsp

Crushed red pepper flakes

½ tsp

Dried oregano

½ tsp

Fresh baby spinach

3 cup(s), chopped

Grape tomatoes

2 cup(s), halved

Uncooked red onion(s)

cup(s), chopped, very thinly sliced

Part-skim mozzarella cheese

3 oz, diced

Small, thinly sliced turkey pepperoni

2 oz, chopped

Yellow pepper(s)

1 large, thinly sliced

Cooked crisp center cut bacon

4 slice(s), crumbled


  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente, 8 to 9 minutes. Drain the pasta and rinse with cold water; drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium. Remove the casings from the sausage links; crumble the sausage into the pan. Cook until browned and cooked through, stirring occasionally to crumble, 6 to 8 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the Parmesan, oil, vinegar, salt, pepper flakes, and oregano. Add the cooked pasta, cooked sausage, spinach, tomatoes, onion, mozzarella, pepperoni, and bell pepper. Toss well to combine. Pour the pasta salad into a serving bowl. Sprinkle with the bacon.
  4. Serving size: 1 ⅔ cups