Festive Pasta Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Festive Pasta Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 27 mins

Festive Pasta Salad

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"This colorful pasta salad is loaded with crunchy fresh vegetables and cubed Cheddar cheese."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    12 mins

    27 mins


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water to cool quickly; drain well.
  2. In large bowl, stir together salad dressing, mayonnaise, pepper and salt. Stir in cooled pasta and remaining ingredients; toss lightly until pasta and vegetables are evenly coated. Cover; refrigerate.
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  • Tip: For a healthier option, try fat-free dressing

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Jun 11, 2011

The dressing is really good. I chose to use broccoli rather then cauliflower and I added red and green onion.

Jun 11, 2011

This recipe was easy and tasty. I added peperoncini, zucchini and broccoli. You can add pretty much anything you have on hand that you like.


9 Ratings

Jun 29, 2011

I made significant changes due to me not liking some of the ingredients and wanting to use what I had in my fridge. While I was cooking my whole grain pasta, I sauteed 1 medium chopped sweet onion, yellow bell pepper (sweeter than green), chopped chicken breast & fresh baby spinach. After straining the pasta, I added the chicken/veggie mix. In separate bowl, I whisked together light mayo, light Italian dressing, salt & pepper (to taste). I added that to the pasta/chicken/veggie mix. Then added the cubed chedder cheese. My family and I ate this right away while it was still very warm because we were all starving and didn't want to wait until it was cool. SO YUMMY!!! My only disappointment was that I didn't double the recipe...I had no leftovers to take to work the next day!! :-(

Jul 13, 2011

Our family really enjoyed this. Changed a few of the veggie ingredients just because thats what I had.

Jul 24, 2011

I made this for my sons birthday party and tripled the recipe. I should have made even more!! The only thing I did differently was used cheese curds instead of cubes, because they are a little softer and decided not to use radishes only because I am not a fan. Everyone loved it though, and it was gone in minutes.

Jun 03, 2012

pretty good recipe!! I practically doubled all the fresh veggie amounts (I used 5-6 celery stalks, 2 large carrots shred, black olives (1 small can), 1 yellow bell pepper, 2 romas tomatoes, i crown broccoli (chopped), and 1/2 med. red onion minced). I used more veggies because I made 1lb of rotini pasta (tri-color), skipped the salt - used 1/2 cup light mayo and spicy brown mustard (1/4 cup) mixed with parmesian-asiago vinegarette dressing (8oz), sprinkled with parmesian (maybe 1/4 cup). mixed all together - and viola!! YUMMY-TASTIC!


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  • Calories
  • 821 kcal
  • 41%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 68.5 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 49 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 54.1 g
  • 83%
  • Fiber
  • 7.1 g
  • 28%
  • Protein
  • 19.9 g
  • 40%
  • Sodium
  • 1327 mg
  • 53%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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