Zesty Italian Pasta Salad

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Jane in ND

This is an easy delicious side dish that can be made for a picnic, barbecue, lunch, or supper. My sister brought it to a get together at my house and I've been making it ever since. It is now a favorite throughout our family and I'm sure you will enjoy it too!

Top Review by Roxygirl in Colorado

I made a copy cat version of the salad seasoning so I don't feel qualified to give stars. I always make my dressing instead of bottled, but I thought I'd give this a try. I did think the seasoning added a nice flavor and disguised the bottled flavor. I added some different veggies and didn't have pepperoni, but I'd like to try it.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 -4 cucumbers
  • 3 -4 tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 ounces pepperoni
  • 1 (12 ounce) box pasta, nuggets
  • 0.5 (16 ounce) bottleof zesty Italian dressing (up to 1 bottle)
  • 3 -4 tablespoons McCormick Salad Supreme Seasoning


  1. Boil and prepare pasta nuggets as directions indicate on the side of the box.
  2. Drain pasta and set aside in a large bowl.
  3. Chop into small chunks cucumbers, tomatoes, onion, and pepperoni.
  4. Add these ingredients to pasta.
  5. For the finishing touch add dressing and seasoning to the pasta mix and stir.
  6. If you prefer more dressing and seasoning use the full amount listed in the ingredients.

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