Classic Italian Pasta Salad


Prep Time:20 minutes
  • 1 pound rotini pasta
  • 10 ounces summer sausage or salami, cut into small cubes
  • 4oz sliced pepperoni
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 (3.8 ounce)can black olives, sliced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced small
  • 1 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 8 ounces mozzarella pearls
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup Italian dressing

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions.
  2. You can cook it for 30 seconds less than the directions say for best results.
  3. Drain and run under cold water to stop the cooking and cool quickly.
  4. Have all the vegetables, meat and cheese cut and add to the cooled pasta.
  5. Toss to combine.
  6. Pour the dressing over the pasta and gently stir.
  7. Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed.
  8. Keep refrigerated till ready to serve.
  9. ENJOY!

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