How to make the BEST Creamy Italian Pasta Salad for your next cookout!
Hi friends! I hope you all are enjoying this weather just as much as I am!!! I am certain that many of you are either hosting several barbecues, or going to several. With that being said, I have the PERFECT barbecue/ cookout side dish recipe to share. I’m going to show you how to make the BEST Creamy Italian Pasta Salad!!!!
My recipe for creamy Italian Pasta Salad is quite easy. I use tri colored spiral pasta, but if you have a different pasta that you would like to use, you can definitely do so
I added a lot of nice fresh veggies to this pasta salad, and I made a nice creamy dressing to take this Italian pasta salad to another level!
Check out my recipe and video down below!
The Best Creamy Italian Pasta Salad
This creamy side dish will steal the show at the next family cookout. It's bursting with flavor, colorful and so tasty!
Servings 6 people
- 12 oz bag of garden spiral pasta
- 1 large cucumber peeled & chopped
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced in halves
- 1/2 cup sliced black olives
- 2 cups broccoli cut into small florets
- 1 large yellow bell pepper chopped
- 1 medium sized yellow onion diced
- 1 1/2 cup Miracle Whip if you don't like Miracle Whip, you can use your favorite mayo
- 1 1/3 cup Italian dressing
- 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
- Cook the pasta in lightly salted water until it is nice and al dente.
- Drain the pasta, then rinse it under cool water, and set it to the side.
- Bring some water to a boil, then add in the broccoli.
- Boil the broccoli for a minute or 2, then drain .
- Immediately place the broccoli in a pot of ice water, and let it sit for about 2 minutes, then drain.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the Miracle Whip & Italian Dressing. Mix until the dressing is nice and smooth.
- Add in the pasta, and fold it in until all of it is well coated.
- Next, add in all of the vegetables, and feta cheese.
- Fold in all of the ingredients, until everything is well combined.
- Cover and refrigerate the pasta for about 1 hour, or until it's nice and cold.
- Serve and enjoy!
Beverly Hartis says
It would be nice to have the nutritional information posted with the recipes so we would know whether it is something we would be able to eat on certain diets.
Sorry, I provide free content, and videos. I will not be adding nutritional facts as well. Thanks for stopping by.
This pasta salad looks YUM!!!!…..love all the colors….I will certainly be making this!
Definitely give it a try 🙂
Sandie Maldonado says
Just made this today and even before it has married all the flavors, it’s going to be wonderful. Love your recipes.
Thanks for trying my recipe! XOXO
Sandie Maldonado says
I try each and every one of them.
Diane L says
Made your creamy Italian pasta salad, it was yummy! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for giving it a try!
I was just wondering , about how many servings is this pasta recipe? Thank you!
About 8-10 servings 🙂
bristol plasterers says
Great little recipe. Top marks. Thanks for sharing this.
Thanks for coming by!
Made this the other day and it was delicious and easy. Thanks Rosie!
Thanks for giving it a try Stephanie!
kathy newberry says
HI ROSIE LOVE THIS RECIPE I MAKE IT EVERY OTHER SUNDAY..I’AM A USHER AND WE ARE HAVING OUR USHER’S FASHION SHOW ON MARCH 18TH WE ALWAYS EAT BRUNCH AFTERWARDS I’M BRINGING THIS AWESOME SALAD CAN NOT WAIT FOR EVERYONE TO TRY IT….THE BEST SALAD YET….THANKS <3
I Kathy! Enjoy the salad, and I hope that you enjoy your event! XOXO
I made this last weekend for a spring get together and my guests thought it was the best ever! Thanks for sharing!
Hi Tobes! Thanks so much for trying my recipe!
YESSSS! Thank you I took this to work and it was a hit and I love that it was simple to make. Thanks for all yummy recipes.
Hi Tara! Thanks so much for giving my recipe a try!
Is it possible to make this salad without feta cheese and can I use parmesan cheese instead. Please let me know, I want to try your recipe it looks very yummy. Thanks
Laura Ketchie says
This recipe is great for a crowd. It’s absolutely delicious. I was so pleased with how it turned out when I made it for a family gathering. I’ll definitely be making it again. Thanks for the awesome recipe!
Thanks so much for trying!
Sherri B says
Rosie….this is a winner for sure! Even relatives who claimed not to like pasta salad tried it and loved it! This one will be in heavy rotation for sure!
Rosie wanting to make this tomorrow for the fourth. Not the biggest Miracle Whip fan. My question,if I choose to use Mayo instead should I add a tablespoon or less of sugar? I know Miracle Whip has a sweet taste. Would love to know so I could do this tomorrow. Thanks it sounds just what I was looking for.
Thanks Rosie for your quick reply. I caught you on email. Wasn’t sure if my message had went through here. So you told me to start with 1TBSP. of sugar if I was using mayo. instead of miracle whip. Add more, a little at a time if needed to my taste. So that’s is what I’ll do. Thought I’d post your answer so if anyone else needed it by tomorrow too. Just in case you didn’t get to it by then. Thanks again.
Thanks Linda! Happy 4th!
Rosie; I’ve made the pasta twice already. The Fourth of July. And now for a couples Bible Study at church. Really a good pasta salad.
Thanks for trying my recipe! Xoxo
Love this salad, so fresh with the veggies and filling. We even added chicken breast, one meal. And as always people add your personal touch, she gives you the foundation, your personal touch is unlimited. I’m a fan love you and what you do. THANK YOU.
ROSIE, I will be making your Salad, but could I use Red Onions in place of the White? I Love Color!! Lol..
Absolutely hunny! ❤
Happened across this recently. Couldn’t wait to make it it was a HUGE success!! I was so thrilled. This was the best pasta salad I’ve ever had! Thank you so much for sharing it!!
Thanks for trying Sandy!
Hey Rosie, I can’t wait to try this recipe. I have do have one question. Can I use Monterey Jack Cheese insteady of Feta
You sure can!
Image this pasta salad minus the miracle whip. I will definitely try this other twist to the salad. It is however fast, easy to make in a heartbeat.
I am going to use red onion in this salad! I think it would add great flavor and color!
Sherryl Davis says
Cousin Rosie you are the best, I just love your videos and recipes. I have made the pasta salad a few times and it’s always a hit. I see someone said they use red onions so do I. I appreciate you