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Deluxe Pasta Salad

Deluxe Pasta Salad

Are you a fan of pasta salad? 

If so then buckle your seat belt and hold on because this recipe takes pasta salad to the ultimate level. 

I’m talking snack level.  Possibly even main dish level. 

Picnic, grilling, outdoor or even indoor by the fire awesome level. 

So what makes this pasta salad over the top?  All the ingredients. 

We’re not talking noodles, peppers and olives.  We’re talking noodles, pasta, peppers, pepperoni, provolone cheese, pimiento olives, black olives, tomatoes. 

Personally I enjoy pasta salad with a nice sandwich or at a potluck.

It’s one of those toss everything into a bowl and in 30 minutes {or less} you’re ready.  Really, who doesn’t enjoy a quick dish that makes for great leftovers too.

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Deluxe Pasta Salad

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 16 Servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) package tri-colored spiral pasta
  • 1/2 package grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 package provolone cheese, quartered
  • 1 package sliced pepperoni, quartered
  • 1 large bell pepper (any color, I love yellow and orange), cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 (10 ounce) can black olives, drained
  • 1 (4 ounce) jar pimentos, drained
  • 1 (8 ounce) bottle Italian salad dressing


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. In a large bowl combine all ingredients except for salad dressing.
  3. Add half salad dressing and toss.
  4. If serving right away, add the remaining half bottle. If serving later, then pour and mix remaining dressing into pasta salad just before serving (as it get absorbed into the noodles too much if you do it all right away without serving it)


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