Italian Confetti Pasta Salad


This rotini pasta salad recipe with mayonnaise is so easy to make and always a hit! It is great for backyard barbecues. For best results, chill overnight.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 20 mins


  • 2 cups colored rotini pasta

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 ½ tablespoons chopped fresh basil

  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes

  • ½ cup chopped yellow bell pepper

  • ½ cup sliced black olives


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook rotini at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water; set aside.

  2. Whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, garlic, salt, and pepper in a large bowl until well blended. Mix in basil.

  3. Add rotini, tomatoes, bell pepper, and olives to mayonnaise mixture; fold gently until mixed. Chill in the refrigerator for 3 hours to overnight. Stir gently before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

354 Calories
31g Fat
18g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 354
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 702mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 27mg 135%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 143mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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