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eileens italian pasta salad

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Eileen Hineline
Coolidge, AZ

My mother made this many times during the summer and for many potlucks and family gatherings. I make it all the time,living in Az,I enjoy salads that are easy to make, good for you and keep you cool.Hope you try it and enjoy it. It is a family favorite I am glad to share.

(1 rating)
yield 6 -8
method Stove Top

Ingredients For eileens italian pasta salad

  • 1 box
    12 oz-ronzoni garden delight enriched carrot,tomato,spinach,pasta blend noodles
  • 1
    14.5 oz can italian diced tomatoes,with basil,garlic and oregano
  • 1
    4.25 oz can of chopped california ripe olives(i use great value brand,any brand will do)
  • 1
    medium size onion, chopped and diced
  • 1
    16 oz bag of california blend vegetables(carrots,broccoli,cauliflower)
  • 1/2
    block of medium cheddar cheese,cut into cubes(i use kraft)
  • 1
    tsp. italian seasoning
  • 1/2
    tsp.garlic powder
  • 1/4
    tsp. black pepper
  • 1
    16 oz. bottle of kraft italian salad dressing
  • parmesan cheese for topping

How To Make eileens italian pasta salad

  • 1
    Cook pasta according to pkg directions. Drain and cool pasta. Cook your california blend vegetables according to pkg directions,cool.
  • 2
    You will need a large salad bowl or container. Add your cooled pasta,vegetables,diced onion,canned black olives,canned tomatoes,all seasonings,cubed cheese.Mix the salad all up.
  • 3
    Now add the bottled dressing and mix again. Chill salad overnight. The dressing will soak into the noodles and will not be so heavy later.
  • 4
    Take out your salad and sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese and enjoy.
  • 5
    *Tips: 1.You can omit onions if you dont like them. 2.add green and red peppers,diced,if you like them 3.add pepperoni slices for a complete meal 4.You can add cubed mozzerella cheese to other cheese too. I like to make it alittle bit different each time. No matter how I make it, my sons love it.It is a good anytime salad to make-enjoy!

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