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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Ingredients

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

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  • 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.

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  • Combine the mayonnaise, salad dressing, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper in a blender; blend until completely mixed.

  • 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

595.6 calories; 21.9 g protein; 93.3 g carbohydrates; 13.4 mg cholesterol; 789.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2014
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2014
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Rating: 4 stars
09/21/2009
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/03/2011
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 also add a fresh chopped de-seeded jalapeno for more warmth. I think it could use maybe another can of tuna too. I would definitely make it again though. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/07/2011
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 received. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2013
This recipe is awesome! I used Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing and now it definitely has a wow factor!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/21/2017
Just as good if not better without the broccoli slaw. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2020
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 family but me will eat tuna. I thought it turned out great! I will definitely be making this again! Read More
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