Easy Pasta Salad Recipe

Easy and delicious Italian Pasta Salad recipe that includes Rotini pasta, olives, tomatoes, & cheese in Italian dressing! It takes minutes to make and is perfect for any get together including BBQs and holidays.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Refrigerating Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 525 kcal
Author Kellyn Carpenter


  • 16 oz box colored rotini pasta
  • 16 oz bottle italian dressing
  • 1 c colby jack cheese cubed
  • 1 can black olives
  • 1/2 pkg mini pepperonis
  • parmesan cheese to taste
  • chopped tomatoes optional
  • chopped cucumbers optional


  1. Cook pasta as directed on package.

  2. Drain and rinse with cold water.

  3. Add desired amount of olives, cheese and pepperonis to pasta.

  4. Pour at least half of your Italian dressing and mix well.

  5. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Pour additional dressing (as much as you want) before serving. ENJOY!

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Nutrition Facts
Easy Pasta Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 525 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 1579mg69%
Potassium 240mg7%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 375IU8%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 160mg16%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.