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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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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
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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. :)

 
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.

 
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

 
Jan 07, 2015

Recipe turned out great, first time ever making pasta salad and will definitely keep this recipe for next time.

 
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!

 
Jan 16, 2013

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

 
Aug 20, 2015

I use this recipe often... I just don't measure and sometimes swap things in and out based on what i have... The one change that i routinely make is that i only use 1 pkg of dry italian dressing. I love the flavors, but 3 is too much for us. Today when i made it, i added cannelli beans, black olives, and boiled egg to the regular ingredients and omitted salami. Also, to save cash, i buy a large blob of fresh mozzarella instead of the little balls. It's half the price and easy to cut into chunks. You just cant go wrong on this recipe...

 
Jul 11, 2015

Everyone enjoyed this recipe. The amount of salami can be reduced without affecting flavor. Also you can add your own touches for variety like adding cherry tomatoes.

 

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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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