Summertime Pasta Salad Recipe
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Summertime Pasta Salad Recipe

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Nothing says summer quite like a cool pasta salad with loads of vegetables! Best of all, this recipe calls for frozen vegetables, so it's perfect when you don't have time to slice and dice fresh produce.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables
  • 2/3 cup ranch salad dressing
  • 1/3 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 small tomatoes, diced

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 346 calories, 20g fat (3g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 611mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a large kettle, cook pasta according to package directions. Place frozen vegetables in strainer. Pour cooked pasta and water over vegetables to thaw; rinse and drain well. In a small bowl or jar with tight-fitting lid, combine salad dressings, dill and garlic salt until smooth. Place pasta mixture in a large bowl. Add tomatoes and dressing; stir gently to coat. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Summertime Pasta Salad in Taste of Home Meals in Minutes Calendar Annual 1996, p3

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millstone User ID: 3337307 225137
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2015

"Love this recipe; so easy and quick. I steamed fresh broccoli, added chopped tomatoes, some bacon bits. Have also made with imitation crabmeat. Always a hit."

skinney User ID: 2602254 217363
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2015

"Took this to salad day at work. Was a great, co workers requested recipe. Made by the recipe. Love the favors."

joannatyner User ID: 1605039 15842
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2014

"Love the flavors. I just used onion, olives and tomatoes for the veggies and added bacon bits. Yum."

AdrianneKathleen User ID: 7810435 20503
Reviewed May. 28, 2014 Edited Sep. 15, 2014

"Yummy and so easy! Made it for a picnic and it was it the first dish to go!"

Rhonda48 User ID: 5677563 47495
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2013

"Excellent easy pasta salad. Loved it."

Rantana User ID: 5953746 24034
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2012

"I just made this for the 1st time... I added chopped onion and fresh chopped garlic and black olives... Delish !! Its a keeper !"

pinkiepie User ID: 5517629 77035
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2012

"This was very good I had out of town guest who loved it too. We added tomatoes and carrots to the mix. My aunt even asked me for the recipe."

Kpuj User ID: 6115391 77034
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2012

"Good flavor."

jponce23 User ID: 6085005 43252
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"I wasn't a fan of this dish. There was something about the dressing (ranch and italian dressing) that just didn't seem right to me. It was a little better to eat once the pasta was chilled in the fridge for a while but I won't be making this again."

pdmgeg User ID: 5617006 47493
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2011

"easy to make and had a good flavor. Only thing I added was a bit of chopped onion. Would definitely make again as I am always looking for quick, tasty recipes."

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