Paula's Italian Pasta Salad Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 22 MINUTES

1 ratings


  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 1 lb bow tie pasta
  • 1 cup balsamic vinaigrette dressing, (store bought)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 (4 oz) can sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 2/3 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • grated Parmesan cheese, for topping


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over medium heat. Add the pasta cook it according to package directions.


While the pasta is cooking, in a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinaigrette, mayonnaise and sugar.


Drain the pasta well, transfer to a large serving bowl, and let cool. Add the tomatoes, mushrooms, olives, green pepper, salt, to taste and the black pepper. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine. Sprinkle with the cheese, toss lightly, and serve.

Paula's Italian Pasta Salad


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1 Review

joey 6/13/2015
It is great

It is great

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