Creamy Italian Pasta Salad

"If you like simple pasta salads you should try this. I love this in the summer but you could have this any time. I didn't see any other recipes like this that used both dressings so I thought I'd share mine. They really do go well together. This is pretty versatile and you can add any veggies that you'd like."
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  • Cook pasta as directed, rinse with cold water and drain well.
  • In a large bowl, combine rest of ingredients and toss to coat.
  • Add pasta and toss to coat.
  • Chill at least 2 hours before serving.
  • *** If pasta "absorbs" the dressing, you may need to add a little more dressing after chill time before serving.

Questions & Replies

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  1. railmom
    The recipe title says 'Creamy'. Does that mean they're using the creamy dressings or regular dressings? New cooks need specifics. I'm a seasoned cook and I questioned this. Haven't made it as yet because I need to purchase the correct dressing.
  2. peggy_keene
    That’s a lot of cheese.
  3. Gaycarducci
    Hi. Do you use creamy Italian and creamy Caesar.? They sell both. Tx


  1. Koechin Chef
    What a wonderful Pasta Salad. I like The Paul Newman Ceasar Dressing (not creamy) and used that together with the Itl. Dressing. At first I thought, wow thats a lot of dressing, but after it sat in the refrigerator , the pasta absorbed enough to make it just right!!! Thanks, Koechin/Chef
  2. Breezytoo
    Delicious!! We love pasta salad and I was intrigued by the combination of italian and caesar dressing so had to try! Yum! I halved the batch using rainbow radiatore and omitted the pepper (personal taste) and added button mushrooms in their place. The flavor is so good with such a nice zip to it! I reduced the fat by using fat free zesty italian and light caesar dressings and used only about 2/3 of it and thought it was plenty. Thank you for another great recipe MT! Will definitely be making this again!:)
  3. Probably This
    Fantastic! This would be the perfect dish for a spring time potluck or picnic. Will make again for sure!
  4. Juenessa
    My family enjoyed the tanginess & creaminess of this pasta salad. Thanks for posting!
  5. ygbif
    This was a great salad. I have made the Italian one before but this was creamy and loved the cheese in it. I would take more dressing if not serving right away does get a little dry after a day or two.


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