Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. Cold Italian Pasta Salad

  2. diced onions

  3. diced bell peppers, assorted colors

  4. 1 can large pitted black olives

  5. cucumber, seeded and diced

  6. smoked sausage or Kielbasa, diced

  7. pasta, tri-colored or a mix of different shapes

  8. ham, diced

  9. cheese, cubed, mild flavored yellow or mixed like Colby Jack

  10. cherry tomatoes, split

  11. Italian salad dressing

  12. Prepare all ingredients except pasta, cheese and tomatoes. Vegetables

  13. are best cut into pieces slightly smaller than the pasta you have

  14. chosen. Cook pasta to package directions in a pot with a strainer,

  15. don't overcook. During last 90 seconds of boiling, add bell peppers,

  16. olives, onions and sausage. Remove from water and drain. Place

  17. in large mixing bowl, add ham and cucumbers, gently toss with

  18. Italian dressing. Cool in refrigerator for several hours. Just

  19. before serving add tomatoes and cheese. Flavors are best after 24

  20. hours.


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