Antipasto Style Pasta Salad

Sandra McGrath


I always make this as part of my party dishes to pair up with my other buffet style foods.It's a hit and a change from the usual mayo type pasta salads.


★★★★★ 1 vote

party crowd (?10-15)
15 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 box
    tri-colored twist pasta
  • 1 can(s)
    black olives (drained)
  • 1 pkg
    small red grape tomatoes
  • 1 bunch
    green onions, chopped
  • 1 pkg
    mozzarella cheese or cheddar if preferred
  • 1/2 lb
    genoa salami (ask deli to cut it in one chunk)
  • 1 bottle
    italian salad dressing
  • 1/2 c
    chopped pepper(red, green or yellow for added color)
  • /2 c
    chopped celery

  • 1 stick
    pepperoni, sliced 1/4 inch thick and halved
  • 1 stick
    pepperjack or jalenpeno cheese( land 0' lakes has one)

How to Make Antipasto Style Pasta Salad


  1. Boil pasta as directed. If you prefer another type of pasta the recipe works well with almost anything.Drain and place in a bowl, adding all the other ingredients except the cheese, meat and salad dressing. Cube the cheese and meat into small bites and place in 2 plastic bags, cheese in one and meat in the other and place in the refrigerator.
  2. Add salad dressing over the pasta and vegetables and mix well.At this point you can refrigerate this,covered. Add the cubed meat and cheeses about 1/2 hour before the event or before serving so the cheeses don't get wet and mushy and mix well.

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About Antipasto Style Pasta Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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