Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing

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By Jane Whittaker
from Massena (now in FL), NY

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.

serves 10
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Refrigerate/Freeze


  •   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

  • 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.