Creamy Italian Pasta Salad Recipe

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Creamy Italian Pasta Salad

Patti Jones

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@patticake1057

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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Serves:

10-15

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Ingredients

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

1
Cook rotini pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Let the pasta get cold.
2
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!
3
Combine cold pasta with the vegetables. Add the entire bottle of dressing, mixing well. Refrigerate until serving.
4
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