Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

My hubby makes this often, trying to help out with dinner, while I am out grilling. He started out with my recipe and changed it enough that it is now his! Ingredients listed as optional are ones that I throw in if I have them, if not, then we do without :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, combine 1/2-3/4 bottle of dressing with all ingredients except for pasta.
  2. Add drained pasta and toss lightly with dressing mixture until well distributed.
  3. Cover an refrigerate until well-chilled.
  4. Taste before serving and add additional dressing if the salad is dry or needs more zip!


Most Helpful

Very quick and easy pasta salad. I used green pepper in place of the carrot and added some finely diced red onion. It made a very nice lunch. Thanks!

Miraklegirl October 21, 2003

This was good and easy to make. I roughly followed the recipe. I didn't boil my pasta with salt. I made my own good seasoning italian dressing. I used red pepper, cucumbers, hormel real bacon bits and parmesan cheese. We enjoyed this.

bmcnichol June 29, 2009

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