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Italian Spaghetti Salad Recipe Recipe

Italian Spaghetti Salad Recipe

"This attractive, fresh-tasting salad can conveniently be made the night before," notes Lucia Johnson of Massena, New York. "The recipe yields a big bowl!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:16 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) thin spaghetti, halved
  • 3 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 3 small zucchini, diced
  • 1 large cucumber, halved, seeded and diced
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, diced
  • 1 bottle (8 ounces) Italian salad dressing
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder


  • 1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. Place in a large bowl; add tomatoes, zucchini, cucumber and peppers.
  • 2. Combine remaining ingredients; pour over salad and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 137 calories, 1g fat (0g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 5g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

Reviews for Italian Spaghetti Salad Recipe

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Rauenberg 26576
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2014

"I make this salad too but use spiral noodles instead of spaghetti."

Flwrgirl78 26574
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2012

"I have made this salad for years! It's great for a summer potluck as it makes lots & is so refreshing& zingy!"

lightning93 69130
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2011

"Even my picky eater loved this one!"

kjtlf 20543
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2010

"My husband and I have a catering company and this is the recipe I always go to when they choose an italian pasta salad. I absolutely love this recipe and so do our customers"

mcbryde 26559
Reviewed May. 2, 2010

"This a great side for a barbecue or potluck-makes a huge batch"

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