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Italian Pasta Salad Recipe

Italian Pasta Salad Recipe –  Loaded with all your Italian favorites, like pepperoni, ham, tomatoes, spinach and cheese, this is the perfect pasta salad for any cookout, picnic or light summer meal.

Italian Pasta Salad Recipe - Loaded with all your Italian favorites, like pepperoni, ham, tomatoes, spinach and cheese, this is the perfect pasta salad for any cookout, picnic or light summer meal.

Nothing says delicious and convenient like a fast, fresh and easy Italian pasta salad.

Hey Hey! Happy TGIF! Let’s put carbs back in our rotation, please, and let it all start with this amazing concoction of pasta with pepperoni and cheese and tomatoes and et al.

Italian Pasta Salad Recipe - Loaded with all your Italian favorites, like pepperoni, ham, tomatoes, spinach and cheese, this is the perfect pasta salad for any cookout, picnic or light summer meal.

ITALIAN PASTA SALAD

There are endless ways to make a pasta salad, and if you’re anything like me, you try to create a more nutritious pasta meal by adding good-for-you ingredients and sneaking in leafy greens. And no creamy dressings. A light Italian Dressing is all we need here.

Italian Pasta Salad Recipe - Loaded with all your Italian favorites, like pepperoni, ham, tomatoes, spinach and cheese, this is the perfect pasta salad for any cookout, picnic or light summer meal.

But, staying real for a moment. I am in the camp of believing that nothing says quick, convenient, and all the while delicious, like a fast, fresh and easy pasta salad. And with so many variations, it’s a foolproof main dish or side dish to bring to the table, to any backyard barbecue or to a potluck.

Italian Pasta Salad Recipe - Loaded with all your Italian favorites, like pepperoni, ham, tomatoes, spinach and cheese, this is the perfect pasta salad for any cookout, picnic or light summer meal.

Also, since big salads are meant to be shared, call the neighbors over, have a pool party and ENJOY!

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Italian Pasta Salad Recipe - Loaded with all your Italian favorites, like pepperoni, ham, tomatoes, spinach and cheese, this is the perfect pasta salad for any cookout, picnic or light summer meal.

Italian Pasta Salad

Katerina | Diethood
Italian Pasta Salad Recipe -  Loaded with all your Italian favorites, like pepperoni, ham, tomatoes, spinach and cheese, this is the perfect pasta salad for any cookout, picnic or light summer meal.
Servings : 8 Servings
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 10 to 12 ounces medium sized pasta shells
  • 10 slices honey deli ham, cut into strips
  • 1 cup pepperoni
  • 6 ounces fresh baby spinach, rinsed and dried
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup cubed part skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup Italian Salad Dressing

Instructions
 

  • Cook the pasta shells according to the directions on the package.
  • Drain the pasta shells and run under cold water until completely cooled; pat dry with paper towels.
  • Combine pasta, ham, pepperoni, spinach, tomatoes and cheese in a large salad bowl.
  • Gently toss salad with Italian dressing.
  • Serve.

Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 11

Nutrition

Calories: 241 kcal | Carbohydrates: 5 g | Protein: 15 g | Fat: 17 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Cholesterol: 45 mg | Sodium: 916 mg | Potassium: 422 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 3 g | Vitamin A: 2555 IU | Vitamin C: 14.1 mg | Calcium: 144 mg | Iron: 1.3 mg | Net Carbs: 4 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Appetizer Salads
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: antipasto recipe, italian recipes, pasta salad recipe
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7 comments on “Italian Pasta Salad Recipe”

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    Ernest London

    I love Italian food, and pasta salad is my favorite. I like how this pasta salad is full of a lot of different meats, I bet it makes it pretty filling and satisfying. I would love to try something like this, but I am not a great cook. I will have to see if I can find a restaurant that serves something similar.

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    eat good 4 life

    I love any type of pasta. Yours looks amazing. Loving all the fresh colors! Looks very tasty.

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    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious

    Nothing says summer to me quite like a delicious pasta salad! This is a winner!

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