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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)


  • 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


  • 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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  • bakesalittle
    Jun 9, 2019

    The colorfulness of the recipe grabbed my attention. First, I pretty much halved the ingredients since I was making it for my family and not a crowd. I mainly used it as a guide substituting veggies I had on hand or one that was objectionable to one. I added a brick of swiss cheese cubed to it for additional flavor and protein. It was a hit.

  • katlaydee3
    Jun 24, 2018

    I made this as one of our sides for Father’s Day dinner. It really does make a ton and filled two large bowls. It got mixed reviews and I believe it was the dressing. Most people seemed to prefer a traditional Italian over the creamy style.

  • jodytix
    Mar 22, 2011

    I had so many compliments when I made this salad for a party! I would for sure make it again.

  • YOYA122561
    Oct 11, 2009

    I made this recipe and sent some to friends,neighbors, and family to sample. Everyone wanted the recipe and asked how soon was I going to make this again!!!