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ultimate pasta salad

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Cat Jarrett
Marietta, GA

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.

(1 rating)
yield 4 -8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For ultimate pasta salad

  • 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
    black olives
  • 1 can
    water chestnuts
  • 1 jar
    sliced green olives

How To Make ultimate pasta salad

  • 1
    Prepare Garden Rotini Pasta according to package directions. Prepare a large mixing bowl with a fitting lid.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    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.
  • 4
    Enjoy! Can be refrigerated for up to one week.
  • 5
    NOTES: Additions and substitutions are easy. Often we'll add shrimp or chicken, leftovers of any sort, parmasan cheese, croutons...the list goes on!