Classic Italian Pasta Salad

Classic Italian Pasta Salad

Wish-Bone(R) 0

"Perfect for a buffet or a barbecue. Customize with your favorite vegetables."

Ingredients 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 233 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 233 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 12.2 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.2g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 6.6 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 598 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine all ingredients except Wish-Bone(R) Italian Dressing in large bowl. Add Dressing; toss well. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
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  • NOTE: If preparing a day ahead, refrigerate, then stir in 1/4 cup additional Wish-Bone Dressing before serving.
  • For a Creamy Italian Pasta Salad, substitute 1/2 cup Hellmann's(R) or Best Foods(R) Real Mayonnaise for 1/2 cup Wish-Bone(R) Italian Dressing.
  • Also terrific with Wish-Bone (R) Robusto Italian, Fat Free! Italian, House Italian, Ranch, Light Ranch, Fat Free! Ranch, Creamy Caesar, Red Wine Vinaigrette or Fat Free! Red Wine Vinaigrette Dressings.
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  1. 20 Ratings

Sarah Jo

Our favorite combination of vegetables for this salad is cubed zucchini, red pepper, cherry tomatoes, red onion and sliced Baby Bella mushrooms. We don't care for Wish-Bone dressing as it's really salty for us, I usually make an italian dressing from scratch. This makes a GREAT all in one meal for summer if you throw in leftover rotisserie chicken or sliced pepperoni. The longer this salad sits, the better it gets--I usually like to make it the night before, toss the ingredients in a big bowl with the dressing and then toss it again right before serving.


I thought this deserved a rating, and it's very similar to my own version of the "suddenly salad" classic pasta salad. Even better, we can use our favorite italian dressings or homemade and tweaked a bit. The best part is that the fresh veggies in it are adaptable and taste so much better than the dehydrated stuff in the boxed pastas.


I used half Wish-bone Italian dressing and half mayonnaise, as suggested in the footnotes. We liked the creamy texture and subtle taste.