Italian Pasta Salad

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I’ve been on a pasta and potato salad kick lately. The beauty of salads is that I can make them in the morning when it is still cool out. Then, there’s no additional work at dinner time. Perfect! But that doesn’t mean I want something boring. This Italian pasta salad is nice and easy to make. And it’s definitely not boring!

Italian Pasta Salad

This Italian pasta salad has all sorts of yummy fresh things in it. Even with the pasta it still feels light. It’s a great salad to make in the evening and let it ‘get happy’ in the fridge overnight. Pack it into a cooler and you have the perfect side salad.

Also try my roasted red pepper pasta salad.

I recently discovered Blue Plate mayonnaise, which I think is the best around. If you can’t find it locally you can pick it up online for a fair price.

Italian Pasta Salad
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Italian Pasta Salad

The beauty of salads is that I can make them in the morning when it is still cool out. Then, there’s no additional work at dinner time. Perfect!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Italian, pasta salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 259kcal
Author Paula Deen

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cook pasta per package instructions. Drain well and let cool. Transfer to a large bowl.
  • Add the tomatoes, mushrooms, olives and bell pepper to the pasta and fold to combine.
  • Whisk together the salad dressing, mayo, and sugar. Add to the pasta mixture and fold to combine.
  • Season with salt and pepper. You may have to add a bit more dressing the next morning after the salad sits in the fridge.

Nutrition

Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 293mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 229IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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