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Classic Pasta Salad

Perfectly-seasoned pasta and loaded with fresh vegetables, Classic Pasta Salad is a great summer side dish.  With this classic pasta salad recipe, the results are always delicious and it goes with just about everything. Italian pasta salad is the ideal dish for potlucks, BBQs or whenever you're in the mood.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Italian Pasta Salad, pasta salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 94kcal


  • mixing bowl


  • 8 oz pasta cooked and cooled (I used Cellentani)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 green pepper diced
  • 3.8 oz can sliced olives
  • ½ purple onion diced
  • 1 cup mini pepperonis
  • ½ cup Italian dressing
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoon parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup mozzarella pearls


  • Get out and measure all of your ingredients.
  • Combine cooked pasta, cherry tomatoes, green peppers, olives, onions, pepperonis, Italian dressing, salt, and pepper in a large mixing bowl.
  • Stir until blended.
  • Add dressing and gently toss together.
  • Add parmesan cheese and mozzarella pearls.
  • Serve.
  • Enjoy every bite.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 577mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 216IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg