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Pasta Salad with Jalapeño & Cheddar Pepperoni Bites

Preparation Time
15 minutes
Cooking Time
15 minutes
Product(s) used

Spring is here, which means barbecue season is just around the corner! Everyone knows Pasta Salad is a staple side dish, so whether you’re bringing it to the potluck or hosting and need an easy and delicious recipe, this Pasta Salad with Jalapeno & Cheddar Pepperoni Bites has you covered! 

Plus, the Jalapeno & Cheddar Pepperoni Bites are a 2024 PRODUCT OF THE YEAR* in Canada!

*Survey of 4000 by Kantar.


  • 1 package (300g) Grimm’s Jalapeno & Cheddar Pepperoni Bites, chopped
  • 1 box (375g) of rotini pasta
  • ¾ cup cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup pickled and sliced jalapenos (with brine)
  • ¼ cup red onion, diced
  • ¾ cup roasted red peppers, diced

    For the dressing:
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • ¼ cup cilantro, freshly chopped (reserve some of serving)
  • ½ tsp seasoning salt
  • ½ tsp freshly cracked pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika


  1. Chop all the pasta salad components and set aside.
  2. For the dressing, combine all the ingredients and mix well to combine then set aside.
  3. Cook pasta according to package instructions and set aside to come to room temp.
  4. In a skillet drizzled in olive oil or cooking spray, gently warm up the Grimm’s Jalapeno Cheddar bites over medium heat (not too hot or they may burst). Allow to cool then chop.
  5. To a large bowl, add the room temp pasta and mix in the dressing followed by the salad ingredients.
  6. Add the Grimm’s Jalapeno &  Cheddar Pepperoni Bites and finish with cilantro.
  7. Enjoy at room temp!