Italian Pasta Salad Recipe

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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 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
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
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.
Course: Appetizer Salads
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 241 kcal
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
  1. Cook the pasta shells according to the directions on the package.

  2. Drain the pasta shells and run under cold water until completely cooled; pat dry with paper towels.

  3. Combine pasta, ham, pepperoni, spinach, tomatoes and cheese in a large salad bowl.

  4. Gently toss salad with Italian dressing.

  5. Serve.

Recipe Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 11

Nutrition Facts
Italian Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 241 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 916mg38%
Potassium 422mg12%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 2555IU51%
Vitamin C 14.1mg17%
Calcium 144mg14%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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7 Responses
  1. 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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