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Delicious Italian Pasta Salad
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5 from 5 votes

Italian Pasta Salad

A delicious Italian Pasta Salad with a creamy pesto sauce, and lots of fresh flavors. This pasta salad can be served hot or cold, and is garnished with fresh basil.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: italian pasta salad, italian pasta salad recipe
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 666kcal
Author: Rachael Yerkes | Eazy Peazy Mealz

Ingredients

  • 16 ounce package penne pasta cooked according to package directions
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup fresh mozzarella cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup English cucumber sliced
  • 3/4 cup prepared Alfredo sauce
  • 1/4 cup prepared basil pesto
  • 2 Tbs fresh basil for garnish

Instructions

  • Prepare pasta according to package directions, and set aside to cool if serving as a cold pasta salad. You can toss with a little olive oil to keep noodles from sticking together.
  • Slice cucumbers, tomatoes, and mozzarella into bite sized pieces.
  • When noodles are cooled, and you are ready to serve, toss pasta, tomatoes, cucumbers, mozzarella, Alfredo, and pesto together, until pasta is well coated and everything is mixed.
  • Garnish with fresh basil and enjoy.

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Notes

To make this a complete meal, add grilled chicken.
Serve hot or cold, to serve cold, it is best to wait to add tomatoes until just before serving as they can cause the pasta salad to get soggy.

Nutrition

Calories: 666kcal | Carbohydrates: 91g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 644mg | Potassium: 488mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1220IU | Vitamin C: 11.1mg | Calcium: 202mg | Iron: 2mg