This is my favorite pasta salad recipe based on years of making it for BBQs and family get-togethers. A little bit of everything in this Italian dish.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
35 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 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. Cook bow-tie pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain and let cool.

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  • Meanwhile, place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add broccoli, cover, and steam until tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Drain and let cool.

  • Cut cheeses into small cubes and combine in a large bowl with pasta, broccoli, ham, cherry tomatoes, olives, and pepperoni. Mix in the dressing. Season with salt, pepper, oregano, and paprika. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Cook's Notes:

You can use different noodles if you prefer. Use about 16 ounces of any cheese combination you prefer.

Cube ham from thick ham slices.

You can substitute a non-creamy dressing but be careful not to use too much.

Nutrition Facts

470 calories; protein 20.7g; carbohydrates 32.9g; fat 28.8g; cholesterol 57.6mg; sodium 984.8mg. Full Nutrition
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