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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!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword The Best Creamy Italian Pasta Salad
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cool 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 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
  • 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!