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THE BEST CREAMY PASTA SALAD RECIPE



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The absolute BEST Creamy Pasta Salad made with broccoli, cucumbers, olives, cheese, red onion, red pepper, and broccoli then tossed in a sweet and tangy dressing. This is the perfect pasta salad for parties and potlucks!

Provided by Elyse

Yield 10

Number Of Ingredients 12

1 (16 ounce) package Ditalini pasta (or whatever pasta you have on hand)
1 cup broccoli florets (chopped)
1/2 red onion (minced)
1 red bell pepper (minced)
1 cucumber (diced)
1 (3.8 ounce) can sliced olives (drained)
1 cup block Colby Jack cheese (cubed)
1 cup Mayonnaise
2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt

Steps:

  • Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente. Rinse well with cold water until pasta is cold.
  • Place cooked and cooled pasta in a large mixing or serving bowl.
  • Mix in broccoli florets, red onion, red bell pepper, cucumber, sliced olives and cheese.
  • Whisk together all dressing ingredients and pour over pasta and other ingredients.
  • Gently fold in dressing until all ingredients are evenly coated.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.

THE ULTIMATE PASTA SALAD



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The tri-colored pasta along with the variety of vegetables, pepperoni, cheeses and spices is what makes this pasta salad out of this world. Great to take to a BBQ on those warm summer nights. This salad tastes wonderful right after you make it, but is best served the day after.

Provided by Helene Rose-Carson

Categories     Salad     Pasta Salad

Time 1h25m

Yield 12

Number Of Ingredients 12

1 (16 ounce) package uncooked tri-colored spiral pasta
1 head fresh broccoli, cut into bite size pieces
1 head fresh cauliflower, chopped into bite size pieces
1 red onion, chopped
2 teaspoons minced garlic
8 ounces pepperoni slices, cut into quarters
1 (8 ounce) package mozzarella cheese, cut into cubes
1 (6 ounce) can large pitted black olives, drained and sliced
½ cup olive oil, or to taste
½ cup red wine vinegar, or to taste
salt and pepper to taste
Italian seasoning to taste

Steps:

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place pasta in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain. Transfer to a bowl, cover, and chill 1 hour in the refrigerator.
  • Toss chilled pasta with the broccoli, cauliflower, red onion, garlic, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, olives, olive oil, and red wine vinegar. Season with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Chill in the refrigerator until serving.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 410.9 calories, Carbohydrate 36.2 g, Cholesterol 31.5 mg, Fat 22.7 g, Fiber 4.2 g, Protein 16.1 g, SaturatedFat 6.3 g, Sodium 572.1 mg, Sugar 2.7 g

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Top Asked Questions

How do you make pasta salad at home?
Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente. Rinse well with cold water until pasta is cold. Place cooked and cooled pasta in a large mixing or serving bowl. Mix in broccoli florets, red onion, red bell pepper, cucumber, sliced olives and cheese. Whisk together all dressing ingredients and pour over pasta and other ingredients.
What is the best salad dressing to put on pasta?
Mix in broccoli florets, red onion, red bell pepper, cucumber, sliced olives and cheese. Whisk together all dressing ingredients and pour over pasta and other ingredients.
What is creamy pasta salad?
This Creamy Pasta Salad is one of those recipes. It’s the perfect salad when you are asked to bring a side dish to a party. It’s a great way to sneak in veggies with the pasta. We love the sweet and tangy dressing. It’s so easy to make.
Can you make pasta salad ahead of time?
For starters, one of pasta salad’s most attractive qualities is that you can make it ahead and serve it straight from the fridge. But Martha’s recipe asks you to let it sit out at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving, which feels unnecessarily fussy. Logistics aside, the main issue I had with this recipe is that it lacked flavor.

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