Patty's Pasta Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Patty's Pasta Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Patty's Pasta Salad

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"I make this salad for almost every large family gathering I attend. It is ALWAYS a great hit and there is seldom any left over. It is a great pasta salad which can easily be made the day before. You can vary the ingredients by using fresh broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, cucumbers, etc."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    30 mins

Directions

  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente, rinse under cold water and drain.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, black olives, tomatoes, pepperoni, green olives, green onions and ham or turkey. Before serving, add shredded mozzarella and dressing. Toss well and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 18, 2004

I have a similar recipe that is always received well. I cook the pasta, add the Italian dressing, then add a little McCormick Salad Supreme - about 1/4 of the bottle. I stir this up and let it sit overnight so that the flavors can meld. Then the next day I add all the other ingredients and a little more dressing if necessary. Delicious!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 29, 2007

I thought it was a bit bland too and I let it sit in the Italian dressing overnight before serving it. One of my guests said it looked good, no one else said anything. I wonder what could be added to "spice" it up a bit. Any suggestions?

 
Dec 04, 2003

This is the best pasta salad I have ever made! I made it for a party for the first time and everyone loved it. I made it the night before, adding everything except the cheese, so the dressing would soak into the pasta. It was wonderful!! Just tossed the cheese in before serving, and add a little more dressing. I also cut chery tomatoes in half and added to the salad instead of cutting up whole tomatoes--less messy.

 
Dec 04, 2003

Great party or gathering salad. Broccoli and Cauliflower as add in's are a must. Also squeeze out the excess liquid from the tomatoes to keep from diluting the dressing.

 
Jul 13, 2003

My husband made this pasta salad for a church potluck. Several people said it was really good. My husband said he would like it to be a little zestier than it was. We might try adding some dry Italian dressing mix next time. Instead of regular tomatoes, he used two pints of grape tomatoes. We will keep this recipe!

 
Jul 31, 2005

I love this salad. I have made it several times varying the vegetables each time. I have even left out the ham and cheese and it's still great! I also use the colored rotini pasta.

 
Feb 16, 2005

This is a great pasta salad. I leave out the green olives because I find them overwhelming. I also use Mozzerella cubes instead of shredded just for the texture change.

 
Jan 26, 2005

Very Very VERY good and so easy! My picky boyfriend loved it. I will definitely make again.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 519 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 50.9 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 27.5 g
  • 42%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 18.6 g
  • 37%
  • Sodium
  • 1438 mg
  • 58%

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

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