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Create a Pasta Salad Bar for your next gathering

Pasta Salad Bar

This easy pasta salad is a great side dish to compliment everything from burgers and hot dogs to a great big steak.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Author Cindy


  • 1 bag/box macaroni I use Wacky Mac (see link in blog post)
  • 1 bottle Italian dressing I use Wish Bone Robusto Italian
  • 12 cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 1 bag/box croutons
  • 1 small can sliced olives
  • 1 pkg mini-pepperoni
  • 1 pkg Feta cheese crumbles
  • Grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions.
  2. Drain well.
  3. Pour pasta into the serving bowl.
  4. Add 1 cup of Italian dressing and mix well, until all noodles are coated.
  5. Cover and chill at least 2 hours.
  6. When you are ready to serve place the tomatoes, croutons, olives pepperoni and cheese in individual bowls alongside the pasta salad. Some people like extra Italian Dressing so have that available too.
  7. Voila! You have a pasta salad bar.