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Simple Italian Pasta Salad

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"Perfect for barbecues or any get together. Customize with your favorite vegetables and cheeses. Serve chilled or at room temperature. You can use any assortment of diced vegetables. You can substitute mozzarella cheese for the Parmesan cheese."
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8 h 35 m servings 308
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook rotelle in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain.
  2. Stir rotelle, broccoli, carrots, tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, olives, and pepperoni together in a large bowl. Pour 1/2 of the dressing over the salad and toss to coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight. Pour remaining dressing over the salad and stir.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 308 calories; 15.7 32.5 10.7 19 771 Full nutrition

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Very easy cheap and everyone loves it! Even the next day.

I doubled everything but the dressing and it turned out amazing!

Very easy to make and my guest LOVED IT! I will definitely make this again.

This turned out well, but as other reviewers have stated, it does make a lot. I used mini pepperoni, grape tomatoes, and subbed mozzarella for the Parmesan cheese.

Made it as written, except that I used heart shaped pasta for Valentine's Day. We enjoyed this - but it does make a lot. Would be great for a pot luck get together. I took a bowl to my friend to...

I would use less carrots--they were over-powering. Otherwise, this was good and well-received.

I didn't use the olives (personal preference I suppose). But this was great!

This was a great recipe - however what is the serving size? The nutritional information use to be an option when I printed but no longer.