Pasta Salad in a Jar

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


16 servings

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
If you're planning a picnic, make this pasta a day ahead. For my husband's lunch at work, I sometimes tie a plastic fork on the jar. —Pat Neiheisel, Leetonia, Ohio
Pasta Salad in a Jar Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 8 ounces each uncooked bow tie pasta, medium pasta shells and wagon wheel pasta
  • 2 cups Greek vinaigrette
  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) marinated quartered artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) roasted sweet red peppers, drained and chopped
  • 1 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente. Drain pasta; rinse with cold water and drain well. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Add vinaigrette to pasta; toss to coat. Add vegetables, basil, cheese, pepperoni and olives; toss to combine. If desired, transfer to covered jars. Refrigerate until serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 375 calories, 20g fat (4g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 690mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.