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creamy italian pasta salad

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Patti Rahilly- Jones
Wrightstown, NJ

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!

(1 rating)
yield 10 -15
prep time 30 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For creamy italian pasta salad

  • 1 box
    tri-color rotini pasta or rotini pasta of choice
  • 1 lg
    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

How To Make creamy italian pasta salad

  • 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!

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