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Creamy Italian Spiral Salad

I have accumulated some delicious recipes that serve large numbers, like this colorful and delicious pasta salad. The flavors blend so well, and there's plenty of creamy dressing. -Marlene Muckenhirn Delano, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    30 servings (3/4 cup each)

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (16 ounces each) multicolored spiral pasta
  • 1 medium bunch broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 cups frozen peas and carrots
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 2 bottles (16 ounces each) creamy Italian salad dressing

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water.
  • In a large bowl, combine the pasta, broccoli, cauliflower, peas and carrots, tomatoes, cheese, onions, green pepper and olives. Add the dressing; mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours or until chilled.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 147 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 218mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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