This is the pasta salad that my mom makes. It's even better the day after.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 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 rotini pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and rinse under cold water.

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  • In a bowl combine cooked pasta, red pepper, zucchini, onion, olives, artichoke hearts, broccoli, salami, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese. Toss until well mixed. Pour on one cup of the dressing and mix well. Cool in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

  • When ready to eat, toss with remaining one cup of dressing, Parmesan cheese, parsley, salt, pepper and garlic. Garnish with tomato wedges

Nutrition Facts

505 calories; protein 20.7g; carbohydrates 24.9g; fat 36.3g; cholesterol 62.8mg; sodium 1900.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2007
It drives me crazy when people change the recipe then rate the original recipe! I followed RECIPE EXACTLY...it WAS GREAT! I love pasta salad but never really made my own until this recipe. Since making the original recipe I have played with it a little I added green olives also. IT ALWAYS COMES OUT GREAT. Thank you. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/31/2007
While the dressing is enough for the noodles the ratio is off between them and the other ingredients. It was good and I will make again but only with some changes especially less meat. Read More
(6)
28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2007
It drives me crazy when people change the recipe then rate the original recipe! I followed RECIPE EXACTLY...it WAS GREAT! I love pasta salad but never really made my own until this recipe. Since making the original recipe I have played with it a little I added green olives also. IT ALWAYS COMES OUT GREAT. Thank you. Read More
(59)
Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2005
This is a great dish very colorful. I made a few adjstments however. I like to make this salad a day in advance to let the flavors mix together. I add the garlic when i first make it. I also eliminated the peperoni and decreased the salami to 1/4 lb. One pound of meat is too much for this dish. Finally i use Kraft Roasted Red Peppper with Parmesan dressing. The dressing really makes the salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2006
Fantastic! I omitted almost half of the ingredients and it's still good. I left out the artichoke black olives zucchini garlic red onion and salami. I used the KraftsRoasted Red pepper Italian Dressing with Parmesan. I can't wait until tomorrow. I'm trying to allow the flavors a chance to blend. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/24/2007
I thought this was good but not the best I have had. I felt that there was a little too much meat and cheese. I would definitely cut that back the next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/03/2004
I MADE THIS FOR A PARTY AND IT WAS A BIG HIT!!! I MADE MY OWN ITALIAN DRESSING AND DID NOT ADD THE ZUCCHINI ( RAN OUT OF IT) I ALSO SOAKED THE ARTICHOKE HEARTS TO GET MOST OF THE VINAGAR TASTE OUT. WILL MAKE AGAIN!!!!!!! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2007
this is a great and easy summer pasta salad to make for BBQ's. Followed exactly except I left out salami. Thanks for a keeper!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/31/2007
While the dressing is enough for the noodles the ratio is off between them and the other ingredients. It was good and I will make again but only with some changes especially less meat. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
06/20/2011
This was quite good and versitile. I added some fresh spinach and my own vinaigrette. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/01/2012
This is quite good but the next time I make it I think I'll leave out the broccoli it just didn't seem to 'work' in this salad. I didn't have any salami so I left that out and probably used quite a bit less pepperoni..maybe a bit over 1/4 lb. I can't imagine putting a whole pound of meat in here. Otherwise it was pretty good! Read More
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