Pasta Salad

"A colorful pasta salad full of flavor. Always a favorite at gatherings!!!!"
photo by Andrew Purcell photo by Andrew Purcell
photo by Andrew Purcell
photo by Andrew Purcell photo by Andrew Purcell
photo by Andrew Purcell photo by Andrew Purcell
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  • Boil pasta, drain well.
  • Chop all vegetables and place in large bowl.
  • Mix pasta in with vegetables.
  • Add both cheeses, mix well.
  • Add salad dressing-- usually requires 1 bottle.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours prior to serving.
  • Add fresh salad dressing with each serving.
  • Enjoy!

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  1. lorenlou
    Not sure if it was the salad dressing, or the combo of grated and shredded Parmesan that made this extra special. I used an entire can of medium olives - slicing the required amount, then chopping what was left - seemed to be perfect. Excellent recipe!
  2. Andrew Purcell
    easy italian pasta recipe - would be great with some sliced salami or other chopped up meats too.
  3. bmcnichol
    I used a pound of mini penne and only one bottle of dressing. I followed the rest of the recipe as written other then I didn't add the onion, salt, pepper or garlic powder. I didn't measure my pepper and cucs either. I just added two peppers and two cucumbers. We all enjoyed this.
  4. Mrs. DeVelopment
    I used 1lb of the pasta (that's what size the container is where I live??) Anyway, I also used 1 pint of grape tomato cut in halves, I used a whole seedless cucumber, a whole green pepper, 1 can of lack olives 1/2 sliced and 1/2 chopped, 1 container of kraft shredded parm, asiago & romano cheese. I couldn't find "house" italian so I used zesty. We never even had to open the second bottle of dressing. I think it may be because I had less pasta and way more veges than were called for, but it was great this way. Wonderful recipe, try it with extra veges and less pasta!
  5. ChefRaylene
    This was great. The flavor was wonderful. I did forget to put the seasonings in and it still came out just right. The next day, with the leftovers I sauted up some cubed chicken breasts, then added the leftover pasta salad, extra dressing and cheese and had a whole new dinner. Great way to use up the leftovers.


  1. Irmgard
    Very good pasta salad! I used all shredded parmesan as I had an 8 ounce container and didn't want to waste any and I also add some fresh minced garlic instead of garlic powder. All of my guests commented on what a good salad it was. Thanks, Jackie!


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