Italian Pasta Salad Recipe

  • Author: Mindee
  • Prep Time: 5 min (not including chill time)
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 Servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: American


This Italian Pasta Salad is easy and delicious. Perfect for potlucks, barbecues and family gatherings! You’ll make this pasta salad again and again! 



  • 1 (16 oz.) Box Garden Rotini
  • 1 (16 oz.) Bottle of Olive Garden Italian Dressing
  • 2 (3.8 oz) Cans Sliced Olives
  • 1/2 a (5 oz.) Bag of Mini Pepperoni
  • 3 Quality Mozzarella String cheese Sticks, sliced into thin discs
  •  3/4 -1 Cup Chopped Green Bell Pepper
  • 1/23/4 Cup Chopped Red Onion
  • 1/2 to a whole (16 oz) Jar of Roasted Red Peppers, chopped up


  1. Chop, slice and dice the ingredients while you bring a pot of water to a boil to cook your pasta.
  2. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions.  Drain and rinse the pasta in cold water to stop the cooking process.
  3. Put the cooked rotini, sliced olives, 1/2 the bag of pepperoni, mozzarella discs, and chopped green pepper, red onions and roasted red peppers in a large mixing bowl.  Toss to mix.
  4. Pour about 2/3s of the Italian Dressing over the pasta salad.  Toss to coat.  Cover and refrigerate a few hours or overnight to allow the flavors to blend.
  5. Before serving pour the remaining italian dressing over the pasta salad and mix well.

Keywords: Pasta Salad, potluck