Total Time
3hrs 10mins
Prep 3 hrs
Cook 10 mins

Colorful and delicious, sure to impress your guest.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In medium size bowl, pour the dressing over the vegetables; cover and marinate in refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
  2. Cook spaghetti, drain and chill.
  3. Drain and reserve the marinade from the veggies.
  4. Combine the marinade with noodles and cheese, toss lightly.
  5. Place noodles in glass dish adding the veggies.
  6. Sprinkle with more cheese and bacon.
Most Helpful

Not much gusto for all the trouble & if your bottled dressing is worth anything it will not & is not supposed to drain off of the veggies. This salad reminds me of "Suddenly Salad" you can get in a box. And serving 8-10 people? NOT

Carol G. August 09, 2014

UPDATED: Made this salad again for my DS's Boy Scout Court of Honor potluck dinner, doubled the recipe for 30 people and it all went. Also, there were 5 other pasta salads on the table and this was the only one that had none left at the end of the event. Recipe Fairy, you have a real WINNER here!.......I took this to a Euchere party with about 30 players this past weekend and this salad was a huge hit!!!!!!! I personally don't care for pasta salad, but going on my DH's opinion this recipe was tops! I think the marninading of the veggies is the key and the only thing I didn't add was the cauliflower because of personal taste and DH doesn't care for it, but other than that it wast great! 4 people asked for the recipe, so look for zaarland to grow with more chefs. Thanks Recipe Fairy for sharing.

Chippie1 December 08, 2004

Lovely dish...I didn't add the bacon bits but I was sure to add garlic in their place ;)~ I also used the multi colored swirl type pasta. I love a tasty dish with little effort!

Rise` September 17, 2003