Quick Italian Pasta Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Quick Italian Pasta Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Quick Italian Pasta Salad

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"A quick and flavorful pasta salad with salami and bell peppers."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    25 mins

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook rotini at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain and rinse with cold water until cool.
  2. Combine pasta, salami, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, onion, salad dressing, olives, and mozzarella cheese in a large bowl. Mix dry salad dressing into pasta; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
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Aug 01, 2012

FANTASTIC!!! This has to be one of the best pasta salads that I have made, but I do advise to start w/ just one packet of dried Italian dressing mix and go from there (one was all I used and it was perfect for us). I also used one packet to make the dressing that was used in the salad. I grated my parmesan fresh (maybe used a little more than called for, lol), and I think that made a HUGE difference, so definitely do that. I had no fresh mozz. on hand, so I used block and that was fine, but I can't wait to try it w/ the fresh. Hubby commented several times on how much he liked this, so that's saying something. I will def be making this often~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)

 
Sep 09, 2013

Brought this to the fam reunion it was a huge hit but I only used 1 pkg of the dry italian salad mix

 
Mar 23, 2013

Loved it! This pasta salad was a HUGE hit with my guys. I know it is because it had meat in it! I used 1 cup of store brought Italian salad dressing. I did omit the olives, as we don’t care for them. I started with 1 – 7oz. pkg. of dry Italian dressing, and it added enough flavor for us, so I did omit the other 2 packages. This is a salad that improves in flavor the longer it has a chance to meld. It lasted great for a few days to pack in lunches. That is big in this house, as we have 3 people who pack almost every day. This will be a “used often” recipe to have for summer cookouts.

 
Jan 16, 2013

Tastes good but less oil in the dressing. And only used one seasoning Italian packet.

 
Jul 06, 2014

I made this for a family birthday party and everyone seemed to like it. I made a few changes, but only due to not having the ingredients. I used mini pepperoni instead of the Italian sausage, I only used 1 package of the dry Italian dressing (per other reviews) and I did not have shredded parmesan cheese. I don't think any of this altered the taste of the pasta. My husband said it is a "keeper".

 
Jun 18, 2014

This is the best pasta salad I have ever had. I've made this numerous times and I've had no complaints.

 
Apr 18, 2014

We really liked this quick and easy pasta salad. I had to improvise by using shredded mozzarella and only used the dressing, not the dry mix and it was still fantastic! Thanks for sharing, Trish!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 371 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.2 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 21 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 15.2 g
  • 30%
  • Sodium
  • 1893 mg
  • 76%

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

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