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5 from 6 votes

Easy Pasta Salad Recipe

This delicious and easy pasta salad is a potluck must-have! Filled with pasta, veggies and Italian dressing. This really is the best pasta salad out there! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy pasta salad
Servings: 16
Calories: 196kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye


  • 1 pound box tri-color rotini noodles
  • 1 red bell pepper , chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper , chopped
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes , sliced in half
  • 1/2 red onion , sliced
  • 1 cup sliced olives
  • 8 ounces small mozzarella balls
  • 1 cup Italian dressing or vinaigrette , more if desired
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley or basil , chopped

Optional add ins: chick peas, snap peas, shredded parmesan cheese, chopped salami, fresh parsley or basil


    • Cook noodles according to package. Drain and rinse under cold water.
    • Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl.
    • Pour Italian dressing over the top and sprinkle with fresh parsley or basil. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Top with parmesan cheese if desired.


    Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 291mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 0.6mg