This is a quick and tasty pasta salad that all of my friends beg me to make whenever there is a party! It is always a crowd pleaser!

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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

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  • Toss cooled pasta with cheese, broccoli and Italian-style dressing to taste. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

381.2 calories; protein 13g 26% DV; carbohydrates 48.9g 16% DV; fat 15.7g 24% DV; cholesterol 17.8mg 6% DV; sodium 779.7mg 31% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (24)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2003
There wasn't enough in this recipe so I ended up adding a lot of extras like olives mushrooms mozzarella and cheddar cheese rather than american cucumber and onions. The spiral tri-color pasta works the best though. It gives extra color and it traps the sauce well. I also make my own dressing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/17/2008
I really modified this one for a cook-out out at our camp today. Rave reviews. pasta parmesan cheese diced danish ham broccoli red onion black olives italian seasonings cukes and Wishbone Robusto salad dressing. Folks LOVED it... Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2003
There wasn't enough in this recipe so I ended up adding a lot of extras like olives mushrooms mozzarella and cheddar cheese rather than american cucumber and onions. The spiral tri-color pasta works the best though. It gives extra color and it traps the sauce well. I also make my own dressing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2007
Great base recipe. I made this for a BBQ. I didn't have broccoli though. I added black olives salad seasoning diced cheddar cheese and dressing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/07/2007
The base of this salad is great but I also add black olives chunks of feta(instead of american cheese thin small slices of onion and bell pepper pepperoni and a T or so(depending on taste) of salad seasoning. You can also use low fat or non-fat dressing to make it more healthier. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/17/2008
I really modified this one for a cook-out out at our camp today. Rave reviews. pasta parmesan cheese diced danish ham broccoli red onion black olives italian seasonings cukes and Wishbone Robusto salad dressing. Folks LOVED it... Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2010
This is so kitchen friendly you can add anything and everything to this. I have added chunks of salami cheeses of all kinds including chunks of bleu cheese feta provolone... This is the most versatile and easy recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2005
QUICK! EASY! DELICIOUS! Need I say more?:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/08/2009
This was a great recipe. I just felt it need just a little bit more. I added cucumbers olives and tomatoes. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/06/2011
This is a good base recipe to get started with. I made a couple substitutions though. First I used sharp cheddar (white and orange) instead of american cheese. I also added pepperoni and black olives in along with the broccoli. I found that a house Italian dressing gives it a little more flavor than classic Italian. I used two bottles; one for it to soak into over night and the second to flavor it up before serving (note you do not need to use the entire second bottle). Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/22/2009
This recipe was pretty good (I'd give 3 1/2 stars if I could) but wasn't an overwhelming favorite at a bridal shower I hosted. I made a huge batch and only saw a few servings of it missing after the party. It's not bad but not great. Just okay. Read More
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