53 Reviews

Very easy to make and easy to modify and add to it. Too simple in taste for me as is, so I added cucumbers, Gouda cheese, and green peppers because that's what I had on hand. I think I will add onions next time and perhaps some other veggies. It definitely lends itself to be a versatile recipe and can be different each time you make it.

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cmr1120 June 14, 2012

Wonderful pasta salad! We will be having this often this summer.

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ellie_ June 27, 2003

This was easy to make and it was super to eat! I used homemade Italian dressing and I halved the recipe. Great! Thanks Kree!

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Sharon123 June 25, 2003

I made this for a potluck luncheon at work and there wasn't a bit left to take home. Need I say more? One person asked for the recipe and another commented on the unusual pasta shape I used (radiattore), which contributed to its appeal.

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Irmgard April 23, 2011

We loved this salad, and it could not have been easier. Or faster. Or heated up the kitchen less. We will make this again! Thanks, Kree. (P.S. We did add some red and orange bell pepper, because they needed to be used up, and frozen corn, thawed, for a little yellow coloring in the salad. Oh, and also added a tuna can-size can of chicken for some protein.)

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strangemk ; ) August 22, 2010

I used the basic noodles, 1/2 C Italian & 1/2 C mayo recipe and added chopped carrots, bacon, green onions, chicken and shredded cheese. Very easy and turned out great for a main dish.

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WI Cheesehead May 20, 2010

This was good, but my kids didn't like it. They prefer the ranch flavor in their pasta salads. I used cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and green peppers for the vegies. The peppers gave it a nice crunch and flavor. I added the peppers only after my kids said they weren't going to eat it. The dressing seemed too much at first, but after it sat in the fridge, the noodles soaked up some of the dressing so it wasn't so wet. This was very easy to make and I might make it again when I know I won't be the only one eating it. Thanks for sharing.

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5hungrykids May 17, 2010

*Pick Your Chef* This was lunch most of last week. I used tri- color pasta and tossed in some black olives I had. It was wonderful. I did omit the mayo as my DH and I don't care for it. This is a keeper for me! Thanks Kree.

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Robin W July 26, 2003

I made this last night. It was great. I used lo fat mayo and fat free italian dressing. Added some broccoli and black ovlives. One of the kids liked it so well they skipped dessert and had more pasta salad.

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Daun Miller July 02, 2003

Yum yum yum. Seems to easy to be true so I was scared to take my first bite, but must say, it was DELISH! I made this as my main meal so I added 10oz of canned tuna as well. For the dressing, I used about in between the suggested 1/2 and 3/4 cup and it was great!!

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brightangel09 May 09, 2016
Super Easy Pasta Salad