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Creamy One Pot Pepperoni Pasta Salad

Preparation 15 m Cook Time 30 m Serves 6     adjust servings

The ultimate summertime pasta salad! This dish comes together quick. Simply toss the pasta in a pot with broth, Italian seasoning and creamy Challenge Cream Cheese, then bring to a boil and toss with fresh veggies and pepperoni once cool. It’ll be the first dish to disappear at your next potluck, guaranteed!


  • 1 (8 oz) box rotini pasta
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 (8 oz) box Challenge Cream Cheese
  • 1 (6 oz) Italian dressing mix
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1 bunch scallions or 1/4 purple onion, finely diced
  • 1 (3.8) package pepperoni, cut in half
  • 3/4 cup fresh corn kernels
  • 1 (3.8 oz) can sliced olives
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika


Add pasta, broth, cream cheese and Italian dressing to a large pot. Cover and bring to a boil, then turn heat to medium-low and stir every 1-2 minutes until pasta is tender, about 12 minutes.

Remove from heat, transfer to a large Good Cook ceramic serving bowl. Refrigerate until cool.

Once cool, toss pasta with cucumber, scallions, pepperoni, corn and olives. Sprinkle with paprika.

Serve immediately, or refrigerate overnight.

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