Summer Picnic Pasta Salad

Ideal for summer picnics, this quick pasta salad combines Ready Pasta penne with cherry tomatoes, basil, and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
2 mins
Total Time:
7 mins
2 servings


  • 1 pouch Barilla® Ready Pasta Penne

  • 1 cup red and yellow cherry tomatoes

  • ¼ cup Italian dressing

  • Basil, shredded

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese


  1. Tear corner of Ready Pasta pouch to vent, then microwave for one minute.

  2. Cut tomatoes in half and combine with pasta, adding in Italian dressing and basil.

  3. Season with salt and pepper and top with cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

332 Calories
12g Fat
49g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 332
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 856mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 14mg 72%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 189mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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