Easy Pasta Salad

A simple easy pasta salad. Nothing fancy, just good with fresh carrots and crisp red bell pepper.Easy Pasta SaladAlso try my Caesar pasta salad.

Easy Pasta Salad

Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Zesty Italian salad dressing
  • 1 cup elbow macaroni pasta I used bow-tie and doubled the amount, cooked, drained and cooled
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese crumbles
  • 3/4 cup carrots cut into matchsticks
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas thawed slightly
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper minced

Other add-ins (optional)

  • Diced ham
  • Diced olives
  • Blanched broccoli chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh herbs chopped (basil or dill)


  • Combine the mayo and salad dressing in a medium bowl.

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