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This Easy Pasta Salad is my go-to side dish! This is perfect for barbecues and get-togethers, too. Only 20 minutes to make!

Easy Pasta Salad Recipe

This Easy Pasta Salad is one of the simplest side dishes you’ll ever make! It’s ready in under 20 minutes and made with just four ingredients! It’s a regular at our house!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 281kcal


  • 1 (12 oz) package multicolored pasta
  • 1 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 1 8 oz block cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 2 large bell peppers chopped, any color (I like red, orange, or yellow)


  • Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain, then rinse with cold water. Allow to drain thoroughly, then transfer to a large bowl.
  • Stir in the Italian dressing, cubed cheddar, and chopped peppers. Cover and refrigerate until ready to eat. This can be eaten right away, but it tastes best if its had at least an hour or two to chill. Enjoy!


Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 377mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 980IU | Vitamin C: 30.5mg | Calcium: 175mg | Iron: 0.8mg