Tri-Color Pasta Salad With Italian Dressing

This Tri-Color Pasta Salad With Italian Dressing is made with rotini, Italian dressing, mozzarella cheese, bell peppers, black olives, and cherry tomatoes.

This pasta salad serves 12 people as a side dish and costs about $10.68 to make. That’s just $0.89 per serving!

Ingredients and Estimated Cost

– tri-color rotini pasta – $1.28 – Italian Dressing – $0.92 – mozzarella cheese – $2.11 – cherry tomatoes – $2.88 – olives – $1.53 – green bell pepper – $0.58 – red bell pepper – $1.38

Per Serving Cost: $0.89

Recipe Cost: $10.68

NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have.

Step-by-step instructions!

Follow our easy instructions for success!




First, cook and drain the pasta. Then, place it back into the pot and add one cup of Italian dressing.


Next, add the remaining ingredients and pasta into a large bowl and toss with the remaining Italian dressing.


Refrigerate for one hour. Then season with salt and pepper before serving.


I enjoy this salad literally all summer long. I love making a big batch of it at the beginning of the week and then eat it all week long.

The finished salad will keep covered for about 4-5 days in the refrigerator.

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