Italian Pasta Salad II


This is truly a must have pasta salad especially if you are Italian. I can't keep this in the house, it goes as fast as I make it. Enjoy!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
8 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) package rigatoni pasta

  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil, or as needed

  • 2 red bell peppers, seeded and chopped

  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped

  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 3 tablespoons jarred minced garlic

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 bunch fresh basil, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, or to taste

  • 1 cup diced Asiago cheese

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until tender. Drain, and transfer to a large bowl. Stir in enough olive oil to coat, but not so that it pools at the bottom of the bowl. Mix in the red and green bell peppers, tomatoes, garlic, salt, pepper, basil, parsley, oregano and Asiago cheese. Mix in the Parmesan cheese. Refrigerate until 20 minutes before serving. If the pasta soaks up a lot of the oil, you may need to add more. Taste the salad as you are preparing it, you may like more or less ingredients.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

438 Calories
22g Fat
48g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 438
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 272mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 66mg 332%
Calcium 207mg 16%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 402mg 9%

* 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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