Italian Pasta Salad

Italian Pasta Salad Recipe

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laura ivey


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

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1 box
(16oz.) bow tie pasta or any of your favorite pasta. i use a multi color pasta.
1 can(s)
diced tomatoes, drained.
1 pkg
mexican blend shredded cheese
1 small
red bell pepper, chopped
1 small
red onion. chopped
1 can(s)
(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


  • 1cook pasta according to directions, aldente,
    rinse in cold water, to cool down.
  • 2Chop or slice all the veggies. Put in a lg. bowl.
    Add pasta and all the rest together.
  • 3Add 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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About Italian Pasta Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American