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Italian Pasta Salad

Updated on December 9, 2012

Great Taste to an Italian Side Dish

Like cold pasta sides? This is a great recipe for a dinner side item. It is quick and easy.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: Serves 10 People


  • 1 box Garden Pasta
  • 1 Regular Sized Bottle Italian Dressing
  • 1 Medium Green Bell Pepper
  • I Package Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 Small Onion


  1. Boil pot of water.
  2. As water is boiling. Pour Italian dressing into a large bowl.
  3. Chop green pepper and onions into dime size pieces. Add to Italian dressing.
  4. Cut cherry tomatoes in half and add to Italian dressing.
  5. Mix vegetables into Italian dressing and let soak while preparing the rest.
  6. Once water boils, add pasta and cook for about 15 minutes.
  7. Once pasta is cooked, drain and run cold water over pasta for 5-10 minutes until pasta is cool.
  8. Add pasta to dressing and vegetables.
  9. Mix and enjoy. For better taste let sit in fridge until cold. Dressing soaks into pasta better.


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