Awesome & Easy Pasta Salad

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Total Time
25mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
10 mins

This is a great side dish or main course, especially in the summer. Also good for pot lucks!

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 16 ounces pasta (any shape like spirals, shells, elbows, etc)
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1 (16 ounce) cansliced large pitted ripe olives, drained
  • fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 bottle Italian dressing (I use Wishbone Fat Free)

Directions

  1. Cook pasta until al dente; drain& rinse well under cold running water.
  2. Let cold pasta drain thoroughly in colander while preparing the remaining ingredients.
  3. Cut off the tops of the peppers& remove seeds.
  4. Cut into large bite-size pieces& set aside.
  5. Cut onion into pieces about the same size as the peppers.
  6. Combine drained pasta, peppers, onion, olives& mushrooms in a large bowl.
  7. Pour about 1/2 the bottle of dressing over all, and toss to coat.
  8. Cover bowl& refrigerate overnight.
  9. Before serving, pour remaining dressing over the pasta salad, toss thoroughly& serve.
  10. *NOTE:Other veggies of your choice can be added as well--carrot curls, cut green beans, peas, etc.