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italian pasta salad

(1 rating)
Recipe by
laura ivey
plainfield, IN

This is simple to make, the longer you refrigerate this the better.

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
method Stove Top

Ingredients For italian pasta salad

  • 1 box
    (16oz.) bow tie pasta or any of your favorite pasta. i use a multi color pasta.
  • 1 can
    diced tomatoes, drained.
  • 1 pkg
    mexican blend shredded cheese
  • 1 sm
    red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 sm
    red onion. chopped
  • 1 can
    (2.1/4) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 pkg
    thin slices of hard salami or pkg. of pepperoni slices.
  • 2 Tbsp
    basil leaves or oragano
  • 1 bottle
    italian dressing.
  • any slice
    you can add what ever veggies you like. i also have added carrots, radishes, zuccini, yellow squash. anything can go in this.

How To Make italian pasta salad

  • 1
    cook pasta according to directions, aldente, rinse in cold water, to cool down.
  • 2
    Chop or slice all the veggies. Put in a lg. bowl. Add pasta and all the rest together.
  • 3
    Add 3/4 of the bottle of dressing, saving the rest. mix all very well. Chill for atleast 1 hour or as long as overnight. Before you serve add the rest of the bottle of dressing mix well.( you may or may not need the whole bottle).

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