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My ALL Time Favorite Pasta Salad!

Posted by on June 27, 2012

Okay, so I wanted to partake in the SoCal Lady Bloggers 4th of July Potluck!  It took me awhile to figure out what I wanted to contribute until I was at the grocery store earlier today.  Then all the ingredients appeared in my cart, and away I went to make it at home.

This is seriously my all time favorite pasta salad, and many of you have most likely seen this recipe floating around.  Even when I turned over my bag of pepperoni’s there was a variation of the recipe on the back

Ingredients in what you’ll need:

8 oz Bottle Italian Dressing (pick your favorite)

8 oz block of cheese (I chose Extra Sharp, but a lot recommend provolone)

1 Package Garden Rotini Pasta

1 Package Pepperoni (the grocery store has pepperoni mini’s now! how awesome is that!)

1 small can of sliced black olives

Really, that’s all you need!

First Step: Boil the pasta according to directions on the box.

While the pasta is boiling, chop up the block of cheese into square blocks.


In a small bowl, combine the cheese, italian dressing, olives, and pepperoni together.  Mix together.

Drain Pasta, let cool down for about 10 minutes, or run under cold water then add to the mixture above.  Stir.

Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours prior to serving, and voila, my all time favorite pasta salad that I love having during the summer, and especially for 4th of July festivities.


14 Responses to My ALL Time Favorite Pasta Salad!

  1. Romina

    This is great; I love how easy it is. I’m having fun hopping around other SoCal Lady Bloggers’ potluck posts. I’ve been watching a cooking show that has motivated me to start cooking more and I’ve got just the recipes to try.

    • Jamie

      Definitely just going around and seeing everyone elses recipes has given me motivation =)

  2. Modern Gypsy

    Oh wow, I love how easy this is! It’d made it’s way into my recipe file. 😀

  3. Mom on the Make

    Love that there’s only five ingredients! I love pasta salads with cubes of cheese and olives in them – two of my favorite ingredients. Will try this next week for our July 4th party. Thanks so much for sharing. Sounds delish!

  4. Megan

    Looks easy peasy and good!

    • Jamie

      if you haven’t figured it out I’m the queen of making things easy peasy 😉 LOL

  5. Moira Hutchison

    Oh – yum!! Thanks for a great idea for a potluck dish – I’m going to try it with rice pasta :).

  6. Alexis Grace

    I think I have an aunt who used to make something similar, she would just add a bunch of veggies as well. Super easy!

  7. Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey

    Very yummy, Jamie! I am sure it will be hit at your potluck :) I am making pasta salad to day as well for our grad bbq….

  8. Ann Odle

    Oh, this sounds so nice for a hot summer night. I will have to try it with my favorite pasta (spinach & cheese tortellini); never thought to add olives. Great idea!

  9. Lisa D.B. Taylor

    Sounds easy – so naturally I’m immediately a fan!

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