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Tri Color Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing

The Ashcroft Family Table
This Italian pasta salad is perfect for a crowd! With fresh veggies, a tangy dressing, and lots of pasta, you can serve this as a side dish at your next barbeque.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 10 servings
Calories 345 kcal


  • 12 ounces tri-color pasta
  • 3 ounces sliced pepperoni
  • 2 large carrots
  • ½ red onion
  • 1 broccoli head
  • 6 ounces canned olives
  • 2 cup Italian salad dressing, I like Kraft Tuscan House Italian Dressing
  • 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Cook the pasta according to package directions and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process. Drain and place in a large mixing bowl to cool in the refrigerator.
  • 15 minutes before serving, cut the pepperoni slices in half.
  • Peel and slice the carrots, chop the red onion, and chop the broccoli flowerettes into bite-sized pieces.
  • Add the pepperoni, vegetables, and olives to the cooled pasta.
  • Add half of the Italian dressing and stir to combine.
  • Add half of the cheese and mix well.
  • Mix in the rest of the dressing and finish with the remaining cheese on top.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 345kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 14gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 821mgPotassium: 383mgFiber: 4gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 2646IUVitamin C: 56mgCalcium: 169mgIron: 1mg
Keyword pasta salad with italian dressing, tri color pasta salad, tri color pasta salad with Italian dressing
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