Ultimate Pasta Salad Recipe

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Ultimate Pasta Salad

Cat Jarrett


This is a quick and easy meal that you can make a lot of, it stores well, and is great for hot summer lunches or dinners.

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15 Min


10 Min


1 box
garden rotini pasta (you can use as many as you like)
1 bottle
italian dressing
1 pkg
philadelphia cream cheese garlic cooking creme
1 pkg
broccoli slaw
1 can(s)
black olives
1 can(s)
water chestnuts
1 jar(s)
sliced green olives

Directions Step-By-Step

Prepare Garden Rotini Pasta according to package directions. Prepare a large mixing bowl with a fitting lid.
Drain and cool pasta. Pour the Italian Dressing into a small saucepan and heat. Add the Philadelphia Cream Cheese Garlic Cooking Creme. Stir until mixed (there will be oil rising to the top, that's fine). Remove from heat.
In the large mixing bowl, pour in the pasta, the dressing/creme mixture, and the rest of the ingredients. (The green olives are very strong, so probably best not to use the entire jar!) Mix ingredients thoroughly.
Enjoy! Can be refrigerated for up to one week.
NOTES: Additions and substitutions are easy. Often we'll add shrimp or chicken, leftovers of any sort, parmasan cheese, croutons...the list goes on!

About this Recipe

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy