How to Make an Italian Pasta Salad

This simple summer pasta salad can be used as a side dish or a snack and is sure to quickly become one of your household’s favorites.

Serves: 20-30 people


  • 1lb of Spaghetti Noodles
  • 2.62oz container of Salad Supreme by McCormick
  • 1 Head of Cauliflower
  • 1 Head of Broccoli
  • 2 Medium Sized Tomatoes
  • 1 Medium Sized Cucumber
  • 2 Medium Celery Stalks
  • 8oz Bag of Medium Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 24oz Bottle of Zesty Italian by Kraft
  • 1 tsp. of Salt (optional)
  • 10 Cups of Water


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    Prepare the vegetables:
    • Wash and cut vegetables into small/medium sized pieces.
    • Place vegetables into the large serving bowl.
    • Add the entire 2.62oz container of Salad Supreme to the vegetables.
    • Add 4oz of the Zesty Italian Dressing.
    • Mix all the ingredients together.
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    Make the noodles.
    • Fill a medium or large sized pot with 10 cups of water. Note: Add 1 tsp of Salt to speed up the boiling process.
    • Turn the stove on medium/high heat.
    • Place noodles in the pot once the water is steadily boiling.
    • Wait about 30 minutes for the noodles to cook.
    • Use the colander to separate the noodles from the water.
    • Run cool water over the noodles while in the colander, moving them around with your hand or a spoon till all the noodles are cold.
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    Prepare and serve the salad.
    • Place noodles into the large serving bowl on top of the vegetables.
    • Add approximately 8oz of the Zesty Italian Dressing to the noodles.
    • Mix the vegetables and noodles together using tongs or serving utensils. Note: For the best results, move the vegetables from the bottom of the bowl to the top a couple of times using the tongs or serving utensils.
    • Shake the whole 8oz bag of shredded Cheese over the top of the salad.
    • Place in the fridge till ready to serve.
    • Mix the cheese into the salad and add the rest of the Zesty Italian Dressing before serving. Enjoy!


  • Use caution when heating water on the stove. Touching the stove or pan when heated may cause a serious burn.
  • Use caution when using a sharp knife blade as it can cause an injury.

Things You'll Need

  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Medium or Large Pot
  • Large Bowl (mixing and serving)
  • Tongs or Serving Utensils
  • Colander
  • Measuring Cup
  • Measuring Spoon

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Categories: Pasta Salads | Salads