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Spaghetti Pasta Salad

My family loves this salad as either a main meal or a side dish. We especially enjoy making it during the hot summer months, using fresh ingredients right out of our garden. It looks terrific with all the different colors!
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    15-20 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces thin spaghetti
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup diced fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced tomato
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/4 cup sliced ripe olives
  • 1 avocado, peeled and diced, optional
  • 1 bottle (8 ounces) Italian salad dressing

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile in a large salad bowl, add the cheese, pepperoni, ham, green pepper, tomato, onion, cucumber and olives. Add avocado if desired.
  • Rinse pasta with cold water; drain well. Place on top of salad ingredients. Drizzle with salad dressing: toss lightly to coat. Chill until serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 147 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 342mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • CherylShumaker
    Sep 5, 2015

    Very good! I chose veggies fresh from the garden & made it with gluten-free spaghetti for my family, very tasty!

  • KatAnn9378
    Jun 24, 2011

    This is a great recipe. I have used it many times, and I always get good reviews! I have also used tricolored rotini, and it's great too.

  • joyceastone1
    Jan 8, 2010

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  • Raina Lingmann
    Nov 2, 2009

    Taste of Home didnt let me down when I had less than an hour to prepare a quick salad! This salad was delicious! And easy to make! And the family loved it!