Italian Pasta Salad

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Marie

This is doubly good because the pasta and veggies are marinated with Italian dressing, then drained and a mixture of mayonnaise and Parmesan cheese is added. Super delicious!

Top Review by Nikoma

I was really looking forward to trying this one, but we just thought it needed something! More veggies probably. Maybe some pepperoni... I did add about a cup of fresh broccoli. I thought some cucumber would be good too. There was just to mach mayo for me. Especially with the residual Italian dressing. I would say go ahead and add add add whatever you've got in the fridge! I also had a strange urge to throw on some chow mein noodles half way through eating it (which is odd because I've never even had them in the house) Could use a little more crunch in my opinion. Worth a try, but just not for us as is. Thanks Marie!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, rinse with cold water and drain.
  2. Place in a bowl, add tomatoes, celery, carrots, peppers, onions and Italian salad dressing.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
  4. Drain.
  5. Just before serving, combine mayonnaise and Parmesan cheese, then stir in mozzarella and olives.
  6. Gently fold into the pasta mixture.

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