Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins

My friend Maxine never ceases to amaze me with the way she prepares food. Simple and delicious. Her pasta salad is not only my favorite, but it makes a colorful presentation. Serving size, cooking and prep times are all estimates.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare packet of salad dressing with oil and vinegar, as stated on envelope.
  2. Place cooked pasta in a large bowl.
  3. Add sliced mushrooms, olives, peppers, asparagus, cheese and Italian dressing.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Mix well and adjust s&p or cheese to taste.
  7. Serve at room temperature.
  8. Maxine likes to arrange some of the colored vegetables on top for a prettier presentation.


Most Helpful

I have been using the Good Seasons Italian salad dressing for my pasta salads for a long time and it is the best. I especially liked the veggies used in this one and the addition of the Romano cheese, although I only used 1/2 a cup. Thanks so much for posting and reminding me to make this in the middle of winter. Delicious!

Marie March 06, 2005

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