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Pasta Salad Recipe With Italian Dressing

This is the best pasta salad recipe with Italian dressing you will ever find. It is packed full of delicious bites and perfect for parties!
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 380kcal
Author: Megan Porta


  • 16 oz zesty Italian salad dressing
  • 1 lb rotelle pasta cooked and drained/rinsed
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 8 celery stalks thinly sliced
  • 16 oz cojack cheese cubed
  • 16 oz summer sausage cubed
  • 42 oz artichoke hearts quartered, drained
  • 13 oz pitted black olives drained
  • 16 oz julienned sun-dried tomatoes drained and chopped
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated


  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, cover and let sit overnight. Serve chilled.


  • Use GF pasta for a gluten free salad!
  • Replace the cojack with any variety such as muenster, cheddar or provolone cheese.
  • Sliced pepperoni can replace the sausage, if desired.
  • Replace yellow with red onion for an added zing.
  • Use salad dressing of your choice!


Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 966mg | Potassium: 798mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 994IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 191mg | Iron: 3mg
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