Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 8 mins

Simple recipe for tri-color pasta salad. This recipe uses fresh mushrooms, onions, green peppers, etc. You can alter this recipe to suit your taste. Sometimes I throw in a chopped cucumber or broccoli florets. You can add diced pepperoni or baby shrimp. Great for summer picnics & BBQ's! Note: I use 1/2 to 3/4 cup of the prepared Good Seasons Italian dressing made in the cruet - depends on how many vegetables I add in on how much dressing I use.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare pasta al dente as directed on package.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare above ingredients. Drain pasta & cool. Combine all ingredients by stirring gently.
  3. Chill & serve.
Most Helpful

Good Recipe. Instead of shedded cheese I used cheese cubes. Cherry tomatoes cut in half stay firmer. In addition to the Good Seasons I added some Peppercorn Ranch. Slightly cooked peas and broccoli make a good addition.

ktfrits July 04, 2009

I made this tonight for my husband to take to work tomorrow for the monthly lunch potluck. It was his turn to bring the salad. I added tiny cubes of ham and I used Uncle Dan's Ranch dressing instead of the Italian because I was out of Italian. I also decorated around the edges of the bowl with hard boiled eggs. The combination of ingredients went very well together. Next time, I will try it with the Italian dressing. Thanks for sharing this one. Very good!

OceanLuvinGranny July 03, 2009