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    Favorite Italian Pasta Salad

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    42 mins

    30 mins

    12 mins

    Chef #445215's Note:

    I make this Pasta Salad for family get togethers. Everyone loves it, and is a meal in itself. Great summertime recipe with an Italian flair**mozzarella, pepperoni, olives and fresh veggies.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

    Units: US | Metric

    • 1 (1 lb) box tri colored pasta
    • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded mozzarella cheese
    • 1 (6 ounce) package pepperoni, Sliced then chopped
    • 1/2 green pepper, sliced
    • 1/2 red pepper, sliced
    • 1 cucumber, Chopped & Seeds Removed
    • 1 (12 ounce) box cherry tomatoes, Whole
    • 0.5 (6 ounce) jar pimento-stuffed green olives, sliced
    • fresh oregano, chopped (Dried Can Be Subsituted)
    • fresh basil, chopped (Dried Can Be Subsituted)
    • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
    • salt & pepper, to Taste
    • 1 (16 ounce) bottle light Italian dressing (Your Favorite, Fat Free 7 Seas is Great)
    • parmesan cheese

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cook Pasta according to Package Directions. Rinse in Cold Water, Drain. Place pasta in a large bowl.
    2. 2
      Add chopped Pepperoni, Olives, Red & Green Peppers, Cucumber, Tomatoes & Herbs.
    3. 3
      Add Celery seeds, S&P, to taste. Stir well.
    4. 4
      Add mozzarella cheese. Stir again.
    5. 5
      Then add Italian Dressing. Mix very well to coat.
    6. 6
      Finally, sprinkle with Parmesan. Great served same day.
    7. 7
      If refrigerated overnight, more dressing may be needed the next day to moisten. Keep Parmesan handy for individual tastes.

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    Nutritional Facts for Favorite Italian Pasta Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (135 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 348.9
     
    Calories from Fat 153
    44%
    Total Fat 17.1 g
    26%
    Saturated Fat 5.5 g
    27%
    Cholesterol 31.8 mg
    10%
    Sodium 761.5 mg
    31%
    Total Carbohydrate 35.2 g
    11%
    Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
    11%
    Sugars 4.3 g
    17%
    Protein 13.0 g
    26%

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