The Ultimate Pasta Salad

The Ultimate Pasta Salad

Helene 8

"The tri-colored pasta along with the variety of vegetables, pepperoni, cheeses and spices is what makes this pasta salad out of this world. Great to take to a BBQ on those warm summer nights. This salad tastes wonderful right after you make it, but is best served the day after."


1 h 25 m servings 411 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 411 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 22.7 g
  • 35%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.2g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 16.1 g
  • 32%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 32 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 572 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place pasta in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain. Transfer to a bowl, cover, and chill 1 hour in the refrigerator.
  2. Toss chilled pasta with the broccoli, cauliflower, red onion, garlic, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, olives, olive oil, and red wine vinegar. Season with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Chill in the refrigerator until serving.
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  1. 59 Ratings


I am not going to rate this because it is my own. I added a few "notes" to the bottom of the recipe that I noticed did not make it to publication. 1. I don't normally measure the vinegar and...

I also have been making a similar recipe for years. I use caesar-italian bottled dressing and instead of moz. cheese I sprinkle in some grated parmesean cheese. My family has loved this pasta sa...

excellent. very easy. had it for dinner tonight. It is a complete meal in itself.

I just prepared this for our BBQ tomorrow. It taste wonderful so I know it will be even better tomorrow. I used farfala pasta and feta cheese. Eveerything else just like the recipe stated.

This was very good but it did get very dry. Most people ended up putting some Italian dressing on it and that worked well. Also, it took forever to make this, maybe because I'm slow at choppin...

Salad was wonderful. Recieved a lot of compliments. I ommited the cauliflower, and went light on the red onion. Next time I will add the cauliflower, more onion, and more cheese!! Wonderful!

Excellent but it makes a really large batch even though I only used 1/2 of the broccoli and cauliflower and about 2/3 of the 8 oz. of pepperoni. I used the turkey pepperoni. I ran out of red win...

I didn't exactly make this as written, but its a good starting point. I used two bags of Wacky Mac (24 ounces) versus the 16 ounces that the recipe specifies. I used the same amount of broccol...

I'm sorry to say this, but... not good. Have you ever eaten a bowl of something, waiting for it to be really good, and it never gets there? That was this for me. It had a pretty look with all of...