This wonderful dish combines all your favorite vegetables in one dish that can be adapted to your own tastes. If preparing a day ahead, refrigerate, then stir in 1/2 cup additional Italian dressing before serving. Also terrific with Ranch, Caesar, Red Wine Vinaigrette, Parmesan, and most other dressings!

Recipe Summary

Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, and rinse with cold water until completely cool.

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  • In large bowl, combine pasta, vegetables, cheese, and olives. Toss well with dressing. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

338 calories; protein 9.8g; carbohydrates 41g; fat 16.3g; cholesterol 9.9mg; sodium 809.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (25)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2004
Love it love it love it! Very easy and wonderful tasting! Great to take to picnics and potlucks. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/28/2006
THIS RECIPE IS BETTER WITHOUT THE FROZEN VEGGIES TRY MY VERSION: SOME LIGHTLY STEAMED FRESH BROCCOLI CHOPPED AND ONE CHOPPED ONION THEN ADD A JAR OF ARTICHOKE HEARTS LASTLY ADD A CAN OF ALBACORE SOLID TUNA..ITS DELICIOUS WITH THE ITALIAN DRESSING!! YUMMM! Read More
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34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
09/28/2006
THIS RECIPE IS BETTER WITHOUT THE FROZEN VEGGIES TRY MY VERSION: SOME LIGHTLY STEAMED FRESH BROCCOLI CHOPPED AND ONE CHOPPED ONION THEN ADD A JAR OF ARTICHOKE HEARTS LASTLY ADD A CAN OF ALBACORE SOLID TUNA..ITS DELICIOUS WITH THE ITALIAN DRESSING!! YUMMM! Read More
(110)
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2004
Love it love it love it! Very easy and wonderful tasting! Great to take to picnics and potlucks. Read More
(93)
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2006
excellent recipe-- i used tri-color rotini for a more colorful addition and substituted shredded parmasan for the cheddar. tastes great! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2008
This was a pretty good receipe.. I did tweek it some. Instead of frozen veggies I put fresh green pepper broccoli and carrots. Instead of Italian dressing I put in sun-dried tomato dressing.. this makes a huge difference!! When I switched dressings it was a favorite of everybody who tasted it! If you go with fresh veggies it makes a world of a difference! I personally am not a big fan of black olives but if you get the petite diced cut you can't go wrong in this salad and it taste so much better with it! Read More
(72)
Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2008
This is a good basic starter recipe. It has potential to be adapted to personal tastes by adding ingredients. I mixed cheeses (shredded cheddar and mozzarella) and used a little less dressing because I dislike the oily after effects. I added Italian herbs to replace flavor that may be compromized by reducing dressing. It would be great with grilled chicken strips and cherry tomatoes added too. Very versatile. Read More
(36)
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2008
Wonderful recipe I LOVE IT! Only I did not add the vegetables I just added green olives instead. This side has become a Very popular dish with my family & friends! If you let it set in the refrigerator too long you may have to add more dressing to it because the noodles really soak it up. I recommend taste testing to before serving if its been in the refrigerator to make sure it has enough dressing still! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2006
This recipe was great. I made a double batch and added pepperoni and tomatoes. It turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/05/2006
I made this with tri-color fiori shredded Parm cheese and creamy Caesar dressing. Came out great! Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2005
I made this side dish for a barbeque. Everyone raved over it. I will make this again. Read More
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