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UpChuckin' Pumpkin Loaded Pasta Salad


  • 16 oz box Rotini pasta {I used multicolored vegetable} about 8 cups cooked
  • 1/2-3/4 cup Italian Dressing
  • 1/2 cup roasted red peppers diced
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 2 oz can black olives sliced
  • 1/2 large cucumber peeled and diced
  • 12 slices Buddig Honey Ham chopped
  • 10 Frigo Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese sticks chopped
  • 1 cup Old Wisconsin Turkey Sausage Sticks sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese grated
  • small pie pumpkin for serving


  • Cook pasta according to box directions. Drain.
  • In a large bowl, mix together pasta, veggies, meat, and cheese sticks.
  • Add 1/2 cup Italian dressing and toss to coat.
  • Add additional dressing to taste if needed.
  • Pour into a serving dish.
  • Add grated Parmesan on top.
  • Cover and chill until ready to serve.


For the Upchuckin' Pumpkin presentation, I carved a small pumpkin with his mouth open and eyes closed and placed it on the platter. Then I spread the pasta salad around it, including some in the mouth of the pumpkin to make it look like it's puking {ewww!}. A gross out presentation that is great for a Halloween party!