Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing

Jane Whittaker


I wanted to include this because it is proof you can take almost the same ingredients, but make a completely different tasting and looking salad.
I make a pasta salad with ranch dressing, but use a different kind of pasta. The ingredients are basically the same.


★★★★★ 3 votes

20 Min
10 Min


  • 8 oz
    rotini pasta
  • 3 Tbsp
    green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 stick
    celery, chopped
  • 1/2 small
    red onion, chopped
  • 8 large
    black or green olives, chopped
  • 2 oz
    thinly sliced ham or hard salami, diced
  • 4 oz
    cheddar cheese, your fav, small dice
  • 1 c
    italian dressing, divided

How to Make Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing


  1. Cook pasta to package directions, run cold water over, drain well.
  2. Mix everything together, using 3/4 cup of the Italian dressing, cover and chill.
  3. When ready to serve, mix in the other 1/4 cup Italian dressing, as your salad soaks up dressing.

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About Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides, Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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