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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!

Recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod

4.75 from 4 votes


  • 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


  • 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.


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
Keywords easy pasta salad, pasta salad