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Easy Pasta Salad

Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod

This easy pasta salad recipe is a summer favorite! Take it to a potluck, picnic, or enjoy it for lunch or dinner!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy pasta salad, pasta salad
Servings: 10
Calories: 299kcal

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Stir in the basil and Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Serve at room temperature or cold.

Nutrition

Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 601mg | Potassium: 263mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 855IU | Vitamin C: 41.4mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 1mg