Patty's Pasta Salad

Patty's Pasta Salad


"I make this salad for almost every large family gathering I attend. It is ALWAYS a great hit and there is seldom any left over. It is a great pasta salad which can easily be made the day before. You can vary the ingredients by using fresh broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, cucumbers, etc."


30 m servings 519 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 519 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 27.5 g
  • 42%
  • Carbs:
  • 50.9g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 18.6 g
  • 37%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 1438 mg
  • 58%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente, rinse under cold water and drain.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, black olives, tomatoes, pepperoni, green olives, green onions and ham or turkey. Before serving, add shredded mozzarella and dressing. Toss well and serve.
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  1. 54 Ratings


I have a similar recipe that is always received well. I cook the pasta, add the Italian dressing, then add a little McCormick Salad Supreme - about 1/4 of the bottle. I stir this up and let it...

This is the best pasta salad I have ever made! I made it for a party for the first time and everyone loved it. I made it the night before, adding everything except the cheese, so the dressing wo...

Great party or gathering salad. Broccoli and Cauliflower as add in's are a must. Also squeeze out the excess liquid from the tomatoes to keep from diluting the dressing.

I thought it was a bit bland too and I let it sit in the Italian dressing overnight before serving it. One of my guests said it looked good, no one else said anything. I wonder what could be a...

My husband made this pasta salad for a church potluck. Several people said it was really good. My husband said he would like it to be a little zestier than it was. We might try adding some dr...

I love this salad. I have made it several times varying the vegetables each time. I have even left out the ham and cheese and it's still great! I also use the colored rotini pasta.

This is a great pasta salad. I leave out the green olives because I find them overwhelming. I also use Mozzerella cubes instead of shredded just for the texture change.

Very Very VERY good and so easy! My picky boyfriend loved it. I will definitely make again.

I brought this pasta salad to a family gathering and everyone loved it!! They polished it off!! My brother-in-law (who is a very picky eater) even tried it and said it was great!