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Pittsburgh Football Sunday Pasta Salad

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"I created this pasta salad when I needed something to bring to a football party and didn't have time to go to the store. Since then, it's become a staple! Every bite is always eaten! Use whatever type of pasta you like. I like to mix varieties together."
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45 m servings 596
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the penne, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink. Rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.
  2. Combine the mayonnaise, salad dressing, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper in a blender; blend until completely mixed.
  3. Place the coleslaw mix, tomatoes, cucumber, tuna, Cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, green onions, and the cooked pasta in a large bowl; pour mayonnaise mixture into the bowl; toss to coat. Serve cold.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 596 calories; 16.4 93.3 21.9 13 789 Full nutrition

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Very tasty pasta salad! Used shells and macaroni and added 1/3 cup of sour cream also and 2 packs of Splenda. I'm sure it would be good with some crumbled bacon, but wouldn't be as healthy. I al...

Good summer pasta dish. My son really enjoyed it. My husband and I think it needs something, but can't quite figure out what that is. I took it to a ladies dinner at church and it was well re...

The pasta was very good. I used whole wheat pasta but that was the only difference. Godd pasta but is missing the WOW factor.Would make again though.

I really enjoyed this pasta! I left out the Italian seasoning (I cannot stand oregano), and used paprika instead of cayenne pepper. I also used diced chicken instead of tuna since no one in my...

Just as good if not better without the broccoli slaw.

This recipe is awesome! I used Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing and now it definitely has a wow factor!!!