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Penne Pasta Salad Recipe

Penne Pasta Salad Recipe

I came up with this recipe one day while experimenting in my kitchen. This salad makes a great side dish with just about any kind of meat.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) penne pasta
  • 1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 bottle (8 ounces) Italian salad dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning


  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. Meanwhile, combine tomatoes, green pepper, onions and olives. Stir in pasta. Combine remaining ingredients; pour over salad and toss to coat. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 320 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 608mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.

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MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 252158
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2016

"This salad is fabulous. I took it to a salad supper and everyone loved it. I made a couple of changes. I substituted shredded carrots for the olives, mixed up a dry zesty Italian dressing mix, and added toasted, sliced almonds. I highly recommend this recipe.

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pambern User ID: 3009639 240875
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2016

"Excellent easy salad."

kimspacc User ID: 1340117 218210
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2015

"quick and tasty."

crazycritters User ID: 7466425 42868
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2014

"only thing I changed was added a few more veggies...took this to a New Year's Eve bash & it was a big hit!......guys & gals alike....."

dobrovsky User ID: 1625288 79978
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2011

"Delicious and always a favorite!"

Nellstrum User ID: 1088590 112981
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2011

"This was easy & tasty, I added feta cheese.


mary2171 User ID: 849290 42867
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2008

"I really think the green sliced olives in a pasta salad make the salad just awesome.  I make my pasta salad very similar to the recipe posted...It does go well  with any meat.


corkyjoe User ID: 1939912 57981
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2008

"This is sooo good! I make this recipe at least once a week! I use "Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing",in place of the Italian Dressing,

Thanks for a great recipe"

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