Classic Italian Pasta Salad

Classic Italian Pasta Salad


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


20 m servings 233 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • 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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  • 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. 21 Ratings


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 real...

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 twea...

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

To make this pop with flavor and taste homemade, add some olive oil, a fair amount of red wine vinegar and a generous amount of garlic powder and taste. The salad dressing is a good...

our go to pasta salad recipe. we use wacky mac colored rotini in this recipe

this is ok

It was okay, but there was a tinny flavor that I think came from the commercial dressing. I like the mix of ingredients, so I'll try it next time with homemade dressing.

This was great. I used bow-tie noodles, broccoli, yellow and red tomatos, green pepper and cucumbers.

I use canned green beans (drained), sliced black olives, sliced green olives, diced red onion, celery and grape tomatoes, with italian dressing. We love it!