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Italian pasta salad in a bowl.

Easy Italian Pasta Salad

Katelyn Ryan
This Easy Italian Pasta Salad is the perfect accompaniment to your barbecue. This classic pasta salad recipe uses fresh ingredients and store-bought Italian dressing. It makes a lot, which is perfect for serving a crowd or weekly meal prep.
4.15 from 7 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course, Salad, Sides
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 418 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb farfalle pasta
  • 1 cup salami diced
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese cubed
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • cups grape (or cherry) tomatoes sliced in half
  • 2.25 oz can sliced vine ripe olives drained
  • cup Italian Dressing
  • For Garnish: grated parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente. (See box for cooking times.) Drain. Rinse with cold water, and drain again.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cooled pasta, salami, cheese, bell pepper, tomatoes, and olives. Toss until everything is well incorporated.
  • Pour the dressing over the mixture, and toss again until everything is well coated.
  • Allow the salad to sit in the refrigerator for at least four hours or overnight before serving.

Notes

Store pasta salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 

Nutrition

Calories: 418kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 15gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 778mgPotassium: 291mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 388IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 123mgIron: 1mg
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