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.


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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


  • 1Cook pasta to package directions, run cold water over, drain well.
  • 2Mix everything together, using 3/4 cup of the Italian dressing, cover and chill.
  • 3When 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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