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Italian Chop Salad in Shells


You can always substitute pepperoni for Italian sausage in this delicious and unique twist on pasta salad!

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  • 1 (16-ounce) package jumbo pasta shells
  • 4 cups romaine, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, coarsely chopped
  • 1 large tomato, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber, coarsely chopped
  • 1 (3-ounce) package Italian salami, chopped
  • 1/3 cup roasted garlic Italian vinaigrette


Servings 36
Preparation time 40mins
Cooking time 55mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Cook pasta shells as directed on package; drain and cool. (see tip in description)

Place remaining ingredients except vinaigrette in medium-sized bowl. Pour vinaigrette over salad and toss to coat.

Stuff shells with salad. Cover and refrigerate up to 2 hours before serving.

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