Creamy Italian Pasta Salad Recipe

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Creamy Italian Pasta Salad

Patti Jones


I went to a wedding in Nebraska recently and they served a delicious pasta salad. I asked later what it was and I was told it was Creamy Italian Pasta Salad. I came home and made my own version. It has been enjoyed by all!

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30 Min


15 Min


1 box
tri-color rotini pasta or rotini pasta of choice
1 large
bottle of your favorite creamy italian dressing
desired amounts of fresh broccoli, cherry or grape tomatoes, cucumbers, orange or yellow pepper, shredded carrots & fine chopped red onion

Directions Step-By-Step

Cook rotini pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Let the pasta get cold.
Cut & prepare desired vegetables. ie: peel & seed the cucumber, cut broccoli into bite size pieces, cut tomatoes in half, cut desired amount of onion etc.
Add any vegetables you like, raw mushrooms do not work well!
Combine cold pasta with the vegetables. Add the entire bottle of dressing, mixing well. Refrigerate until serving.
NOTE: I have an extra bottle of dressing on hand. I make this the day before the event. If necessary I add more dressing before serving as the pasta absorbs the dressing. I have used thawed frozen peas as well. The colors look great together!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #ranch, #vegetables