My Famous Pasta Salad

My Famous Pasta Salad Recipe

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Jeanaen Alongi

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@cook2live

This is a hit everytime I make it. I have taken this to church dinners and shared with family and friends at get togethers. I usually have to make lots, because there are few leftovers!

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
12+
Prep:
2 Hr
Cook:
1 Hr

Ingredients

2 pkg
spiral pasta (the colored is best for looks)
1/2 pkg
sliced peperoni, cut in half or quarters (if you can get the stick, diced is good too)
2-3 c
mozzarella cheese, shredded
1-2 can(s)
black olives, sliced or chopped
1-2 bottle
zesty italian dressing (regular is fine too)
1 c
veggies of your choice, i don't use this but others have and it's just as good

How to Make My Famous Pasta Salad

Step-by-Step

  • 1cook pasta by instructions on the bag, making sure not to over cook. I usually take a min. or two off their instructions for a firmer pasta.
  • 2put pasta in refridgerator until completely cool. Rinsing lightly with cold water helps, make sure pasta is drained completely before putting in fridge.
  • 3Once pasta is completely cold, mix in 1/2 bottle of dressing and stir completely to coat pasta. This helps with the mixing.
  • 4then add all ingredients except dressing and stir. Once mixed, add remaining dressing. If you are taking this somewhere, I suggest making it the night before so it has plenty of time to chill. Also, I put on here 1-2 bottles of dressing so that you can add more right before serving.
  • 5We like to garnish a little with parmesan cheese and season to your taste, but the Zesty dressing has lots of flavor already.

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About My Famous Pasta Salad

Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtag: #Summer