Pasta Salad

Katie Smith


Made this for Mother's Day BBQ, everyone loved it!


★★★★★ 1 vote

10 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


Add to Grocery List

1 pkg
fusilli (spiral) tri-color pasta
1 pkg
frozen bell pepper strips
1 pkg
frozen broccoli florets
1 can(s)
black olives
2 medium
roma tomatoes, diced and lightly seeded
1 large
zuccini, diced
1 small
red onion, diced
1 bottle
zesty itallian dressing i like kraft zesty itallian
black pepper to taste
1/2 - 1 tsp
itallian seaoning blend, i like mccormick perfect pinch

How to Make Pasta Salad


  • 1Cook Pasta according to direction on package. Put the frozen broccoli in the collander before you drain the pasta and pour hot pasta and water over brocolli.
  • 2While pasta is cooking, dice onion, tomatoes and zuccini.
  • 3Combine everrything but the dressing in large bowl. The frozen peppers will cool the hot pasta down some and the heat from the pasta will defrost the peppers.
    Add dressing to taste. Will be between 3/4 and full bottle of dressing usually.
  • 4Refrigerate at least an hour before serving, I stirred occassionally to ensure it was cooling throughout. Stir well before serving and enjoy!

Printable Recipe Card

About Pasta Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides, Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

Show 4 Comments & Reviews

Perfect Pasta Every Time Recipe

Perfect Pasta Every Time

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

The Just A Pinch Test Kitchen shows how to make the perfect pasta! Watch the "pinch tips" video here.

What To Make With A Box Of Penne Recipe

What to Make With a Box of Penne

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Boxed pasta can be a saving grace at dinnertime, but you don't have to settle on topping with an ordinary tomato sauce. Here are 10 recipes that'll help you create...