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pasta salad

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Katie Smith
Lincoln, CA

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

(1 rating)
yield 6 -8
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For pasta salad

  • 1 pkg
    fusilli (spiral) tri-color pasta
  • 1 pkg
    frozen bell pepper strips
  • 1 pkg
    frozen broccoli florets
  • 1 can
    black olives
  • 2 md
    roma tomatoes, diced and lightly seeded
  • 1 lg
    zuccini, diced
  • 1 sm
    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

  • 1
    Cook 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.
  • 2
    While pasta is cooking, dice onion, tomatoes and zuccini.
  • 3
    Combine 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.
  • 4
    Refrigerate at least an hour before serving, I stirred occassionally to ensure it was cooling throughout. Stir well before serving and enjoy!