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Quick Italian Pasta Salad

Quick Italian Pasta Salad

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A quick and flavorful pasta salad with salami and bell peppers.

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  • Calories:
  • 371 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 21 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.2g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 15.2 g
  • 30%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 1893 mg
  • 76%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook rotini at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain and rinse with cold water until cool.
  2. Combine pasta, salami, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, onion, salad dressing, olives, and mozzarella cheese in a large bowl. Mix dry salad dressing into pasta; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
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Christina
17
8/1/2012

FANTASTIC!!! This has to be one of the best pasta salads that I have made, but I do advise to start w/ just one packet of dried Italian dressing mix and go from there (one was all I used and it was perfect for us). I also used one packet to make the dressing that was used in the salad. I grated my parmesan fresh (maybe used a little more than called for, lol), and I think that made a HUGE difference, so definitely do that. I had no fresh mozz. on hand, so I used block and that was fine, but I can't wait to try it w/ the fresh. Hubby commented several times on how much he liked this, so that's saying something. I will def be making this often~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)

Lindsay girl
7
9/9/2013

Brought this to the fam reunion it was a huge hit but I only used 1 pkg of the dry italian salad mix

Molly
5
3/23/2013

Loved it! This pasta salad was a HUGE hit with my guys. I know it is because it had meat in it! I used 1 cup of store brought Italian salad dressing. I did omit the olives, as we don’t care for them. I started with 1 – 7oz. pkg. of dry Italian dressing, and it added enough flavor for us, so I did omit the other 2 packages. This is a salad that improves in flavor the longer it has a chance to meld. It lasted great for a few days to pack in lunches. That is big in this house, as we have 3 people who pack almost every day. This will be a “used often” recipe to have for summer cookouts.