Paula’s Italian Pasta Salad

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Paula’s Italian Pasta Salad Paula’s Italian Pasta Salad


Servings: 6-8
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients Add to grocery list

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

Directions

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.

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By Rosa on March 11, 2013

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paula's italian pasta sald. look good i like to have a bit of it paula. you are the best in cooking.

By Donna marie Eichhorn on January 07, 2013

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By Donna marie Eichhorn on November 19, 2012

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By Mary Vellaro on August 07, 2012

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By bonnie r rose on August 06, 2012

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love love love the cracker salad. had it twice today and even added some bacon

By heidi scott on August 06, 2012

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This is the easiest pasta salad recipe to make and it's taste is absolutly delicious. Everyone at the reunion loved it. I sent them all recipes as they requested.Thank you Paula.

By Ann on July 08, 2011

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By Anonymous on May 24, 2011

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Hi M, Here is list of casserole recipes you can try! http://www.pauladeen.com/recipes/recipe_category/category/casseroles

By Jonathan Able on April 12, 2011

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OMG... The best pasta salad ever. Thanks Paula, you rock.

By Anonymous on April 05, 2011

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I love being able to find you on the network, I need some really good casseroles/side dishes for our church luncheon every Sunday. do you have several good easy to prepare receipts? Thanks Michele Tine

By M on March 26, 2011

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All I can say is I've found the best tasting pasta salad I've ever eaten. At first I thought the canned (I used jarred) mushrooms would be nasty in the salad. Who would have know they would be the star ingredient....tasty and addictive with just the right flavors coming together. I'm not an olive eater so I made the salad without....didn't miss anything! Will make this again and again for sure!

By Pam on January 21, 2011

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By Anonymous on January 09, 2011

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My husband and kids have me make this at least once a week!

By Anonymous on December 07, 2010

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Excellent

By Anonymous on September 04, 2010

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Delicious! I made this for a couples shower and everyone loved it!

By Anonymous on August 17, 2010

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GREAT!!!

By Anonymous on July 03, 2010

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