Classic Italian Pasta Salad

Italian pasta salad recipe is loaded with olives, tomatoes, cheese and more! Easy Italian pasta salad has the best flavor and will be a hit. Pasta salad with Italian dressing is the perfect side
Classic Italian Pasta Salad
Ingredients
  • (1) 16 ounce package of rotini pasta (We love the multi-colored)
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 pound mozzarella cheese cubed
  • 1/2 pound sliced pepperoni cut in half
  • 1 large green bell pepper diced
  • 1 can of black olives 10 oz, drained
  • 8 oz Italian dressing
  • 6 oz shredded Parmesan cheese

Instructions
  • Bring a large of of water to a boil.
  • Add pasta and cook until al dente. You want your pasta firm.
  • Drain, and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the pasta with tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, green pepper, and black olives.
  • Pour the Italian dressing over the top. Add in the Parmesan cheese and stir to coat.
  • Let sit in the refrigerator for at least one hour for the flavors to come together.

Recipe Notes
  • Add red onion to give this pasta dish even more flavor. Other ideas...how about adding fresh mozzarella or some fresh herbs?! You will not be disappointed.