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summer spaghetti salad

(12 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Rhonda Gibson
Nashville, TN

This is one of my favorite summer dishes!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This spaghetti salad would be a lovely choice for a picnic or potluck. It's quick to make, uses easily accessible ingredients, and packs a big flavor punch. Light, fresh, and colorful, with a zingy Italian taste, you can eat this as a side dish or a main meal. We added the optional grilled chicken and it was delicious!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(12 ratings)
yield 4 -6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For summer spaghetti salad

  • 16 oz
    spaghetti noodles
  • 1 bottle
    zesty Italian dressing (small bottle, 8 oz)
  • 1
    tomato, chopped
  • 1 can
    sliced black olives (2.25 oz)
  • 1 pkg
    Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 pkg
    shredded cheddar cheese, mild, 8 oz package
  • 6 oz
    grilled chicken (optional)
  • 1 sm
    cucumber, chopped

How To Make summer spaghetti salad

  • Draining cooked spaghetti.
    Cook spaghetti per package directions. Drain and rinse the spaghetti with cold water.
  • The remaining ingredients stirred into the spaghetti.
    Add remaining ingredients.
  • Stirring in grilled chicken.
    If desired, add the grilled chicken. Cover and put in the fridge overnight.