Monica's Penne Pasta Salad

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Monica in PA

I created this pasta salad while I was a student at Penn State University. Inexpensive, healthy, delicious and is just as tasty as a leftover. You may add sliced chicken or turkey breast for a one dish meal!!

Top Review by dixchix

This was delicious. I like that it was made with whole wheat pasta. I didn't add the chicken or turkey which was optional. The dressing with balsamic vinegar and olive adds flavor but is not overpowering the way Italian dressing would be.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil pasta and cook till al dente.
  2. Drain and toss with a small amount of olive oil.
  3. Let cool slightly.
  4. Add vegetables, oil, vinegar, and toss with cooked pasta.
  5. Add romano cheese.
  6. salt/pepper to taste.
  7. Add cooked chicken/turkey breast (optional).
  8. Refridgerate for at least 15-30 minutes.
  9. You may need to add more oil or vinegar depending on how moist you desire the salad to be.
  10. You may also replace the balsamic vinegar with any vinegar you prefer.

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