Pasta Salad.

My mom bought me this tailgate football shaped pasta awhile back when football season started. It would have been perfect to make for Superbowl but I finally just made it yesterday afternoon. The pasta was football themed in the shape of footballs and helmets. I threw the ingredients below together and it turned out really delicious!  


  • 3 cups uncooked pasta
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup bacon bits
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup cubed pepperjack cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 1 cup Italian dressing
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped green peppers


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cold water; transfer to a large bowl. Add the tomatoes, peppers, onion, bacon and pepperjack cheese.
  • Add in the garlic, basil, Italian dressing & salt and pepper. Drizzle over salad and toss to coat; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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