Tri-Color Pasta Salad Recipe -
Tri-Color Pasta Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Tri-Color Pasta Salad

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"This is a quick and tasty pasta salad that all of my friends beg me to make whenever there is a party! It is always a crowd pleaser!"

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Original recipe makes 15 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. Toss cooled pasta with cheese, broccoli and Italian-style dressing to taste. Serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 27, 2003

There wasn't enough in this recipe so I ended up adding a lot of extras like olives, mushrooms, mozzarella and cheddar cheese rather than american, cucumber and onions. The spiral tri-color pasta works the best though. It gives extra color and it traps the sauce well. I also make my own dressing.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 17, 2008

I really modified this one for a cook-out out at our camp today. Rave reviews. pasta, parmesan cheese, diced danish ham, broccoli, red onion, black olives, italian seasonings, cukes, and Wishbone Robusto salad dressing. Folks LOVED it...

Sep 03, 2007

Great base recipe. I made this for a BBQ. I didn't have broccoli though. I added black olives, salad seasoning, diced cheddar cheese, and dressing.

Jul 07, 2007

The base of this salad is great but I also add black olives, chunks of feta(instead of american cheese, thin small slices of onion and bell pepper, pepperoni and a T or so(depending on taste) of salad seasoning. You can also use low fat or non-fat dressing to make it more healthier.

May 17, 2010

This is so kitchen friendly, you can add anything and everything to this. I have added chunks of salami, cheeses of all kinds including chunks of bleu cheese, feta, provolone... This is the most versatile and easy recipe!

Sep 08, 2009

This was a great recipe. I just felt it need just a little bit more. I added cucumbers, olives and tomatoes.

Jun 04, 2005

QUICK! EASY! DELICIOUS! Need I say more? :)

Apr 19, 2010

Excellent recipe! Loved it!


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  • Calories
  • 381 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 48.9 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 15.7 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 2.6 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 13 g
  • 26%
  • Sodium
  • 780 mg
  • 31%

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

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