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a tri-colored pasta salad made with Italian dressing
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Creamy Pasta Salad Recipe

This creamy pasta salad recipe has quickly become a family favorite! It is one of the easiest pasta salad recipes to make and the flavor is amazing!  Simply cook the pasta and toss in a few basic ingredients and you're ready to go.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pasta, salad, side dish
Servings: 10 People
Calories: 378kcal


  • 16 oz Rotini pasta but you can use whatever you'd like!
  • 8 oz Zesty Italian Dressing
  • 8 oz Creamy Caesar Dressing
  • 2 oz sliced olives
  • 1 cup tomatoes diced
  • 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese shredded


  • Cook pasta according to package directions and let it cool completely! (I usually rinse it under cold water.)
  • Add the cooled pasta to a big salad bowl, then mix in equal parts of the Italian and Caesar dressings. Add as much or as little as you'd like! Mix well.
  • Add your desired meats and veggies then mix well. Taste your pasta and add more dressing if you need to.
  • Lastly, add your shredded cheese.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate until you're ready!



You'll notice I'm not adding any measurements to this ingredient list, and that's simply because you should adapt this to your liking! Do you like your pasta salad full of veggies? Add a ton! Do you want your noodles extra wet? Add more dressing! This pasta salad aims to please!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 649mg | Potassium: 162mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1mg