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Easy Pasta Salad

This easy pasta salad recipe is a summer favorite! Take it to a potluck, picnic, or enjoy it for lunch or dinner!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keywords easy pasta salad, pasta salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 299 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb pasta fusilli, penne, rotini
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper chopped
  • 2 cups halved grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup sliced black olives
  • 1 cup Italian dressing use your favorite store bought dressing
  • 1/2 cup chopped basil
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, add the pasta. Cook according to package instructions. Drain and rinse the pasta with cold water. Drain the pasta well after rinsing.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, bell peppers, tomatoes, and olives. Add the dressing and stir until pasta noodles and vegetables are well coated.
  3. Stir in the basil and Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Serve at room temperature or cold.