Pasta Salad II

Pasta Salad II


"My sister-in-law gave me this recipe years ago. It is the only pasta recipe I really like, and my daughter is always asking me to make it. She prefers more favor, so she adds additional zesty Italian salad dressing to her serving."


servings 446 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 446 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 23.3 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs:
  • 45.6g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 15 g
  • 30%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 1098 mg
  • 44%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cook rotelle pasta in boiling salted water until al dente. Rinse with cool water, and drain well.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the cubed Monterey Jack cheese, salad seasoning, black olives, and diced cucumbers.
  3. Add the drained and cooled pasta to the large bowl, pour Italian dressing over pasta and vegetables. Mix well.
  4. Refrigerate for several hours before serving.
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  1. 46 Ratings


We have updated this recipe to correct the amount of Old Bay seasoning called for in the ingredient list.

This is a wonderful pasta salad! I added chopped tomatoes and onions, and used Asiago cheese instead of Monterey Jack (it was what I had on hand). Using vegetable rotini also adds lots of color....

Really good pasta salad. Made for a family get together and it was inhaled! I left out the cheese cubes and added some grape tomaotes I cut in half, 1/4 of a large green pepper and just a litt...

I believe this might have been a great recipe, but I had to dump it down the disposal after adding the recommended amount of Old Bay seasoning. It may have been a typo, as it was more than a fu...

This salad was a big hit at two parties this summer. I used pretty much the same ingredients but added a lot more veggies. The combination of the cajun spice and Italian dressing works very we...

Excellent pasta salad!!! I just added some grape tomatoes, otherwise perfect as is!

my favorite pasta salad, so simple.. no old bay or olives and add tomatoes. i also use an italian blend cheese for some depth. everyone loves this. screams summertime :)

I liked the addition of the old bay, I think it set it apart from other pasta salads. The only thing I changed was using regular italian dressing instead of zesty which worked really well!

Very good flavor but MAN was it spicy!!! We added mayo to the leftovers to bring it down a notch and it had a milder curry flavor.