Saturday, July 3, 2010

Italian Pasta Salad

This is a recipe I got from my mom and it is a great salad to bring to a summertime bbq.  It is easy to make, refreshing, light, and even the pickiest eaters usually like the salad. If you are looking to try a new pasta salad to bring to your 4th of July festivities, give this a try!

Italian Pasta Salad
From: My Mom

1 16oz shell pasta
1 12 oz tri-colored spiral pasta
16oz cubed cheese (sharp cheddar)
1 3 oz pepperoni
1 can sliced black olives
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
other veggies if you want (I usually include green pepper)
16oz zesty Italian dressing.

1. Cook pasta according to the directions on the box

2. Mix cooked pasta with all other ingredients (add 1/2 of the Dressing when you make the salad, and the other half right before serving).


Karen said...

I love pasta salads and this one sounds really good! I haven't tried PW's jalapeno's with bacon, but we bought one of those jalapeno roasters for the grill. I filled the peppers with shrimp & cream cheese, then topped them with bacon. So yummy!

Anonymous said...

Yum! I have made the very same italian pasta salad for many years ....I highly suggest you try sprinkling lots of McCormick salad supreme, mix well then serve.

I am enjoying your blog and recipes thanks for sharing :)



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