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Pasta Salad With Italian Dressing

This pasta salad with Italian dressing recipe uses vibrant colors with nutritious meats and veggies to produce bold tangy flavors that are irresistible.
Course Salad
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword How Do I Make Pasta Salad With Italian Dressing, How To Make Pasta Salad With Italian Dressing, Pasta Salad With Italian Dressing, Pasta Salad With Italian Dressing Recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 308kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 1 (12-ounce) package tri-color rotini pasta
  • 1 cup Italian dressing
  • ounces Genoa salami sliced into 1/4 inch strips
  • 2 (8-ounce) Mozzarella ball in water drained and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1 (7-ounce) Pack dry Italian style salad dressing mix
  • 1/2 cup  red onion chopped
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • 1 (10.5-ounce) container grape tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes sliced
  • 1 cup sliced Pepperoncinis, rinse and drained
  • 1 (3.8-ounce) can sliced black olives rinse and drained
  • 1 cup  fresh basil chopped
  • 1 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • Taste for salt and pepper, Italian Seasoning, and sugar after mixed and cooled and in fridge 24 hours.


  • Cook pasta according to package directions, just until al dente, and drain well.
  • While pasta is still warm, toss it in a mixing bowl with Italian dressing and Italian style dressing salad mix. Allow pasta to cool.
  • In a large serving bowl, mix the cooled pasta, salami, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, onion, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, sundried tomatoes, grape tomatoes, pepperoncini, and olives.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 6 hours or overnight.
  • When ready to serve, fold in fresh basil and parsley. Adjust seasoning,  and add olive oil, if needed. Serve and enjoy!


Rinse pasta to stop cooking but keep warm to toss with dressing.


Serving: 1/12 of the recipe | Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 1170mg | Potassium: 578mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2031IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 165mg | Iron: 2mg