The Best Pasta Salad at

The Best Pasta Salad at

This is the best pasta salad from

It is easy to make and even easier to clean up.

A vegetarian’s favorite pasta salad.

Make it Vegan:

There are cheeses available for vegans. You can add and detract vegetables from this recipe to your tastes. I have had corn and vegetarian pepperoni instead of bacon with this pasta before.

Easy Clean Up:

If you do not want to dirty a bowl you can add ingredients to gallon sized bags and shake them up. This also saves up some room in the refrigerator.


8 oz Rotini noodles

1 cup of Italian dressing

1 box of Morningstar bacon

8 oz cheddar cheese

1 tomato

1 orange pepper

1 can of sliced olives

6 oz cauliflower

1/3 medium onion

cilantro to taste

Follow directions on box to boil rotini noodles in water and strain. Microwave Morningstar bacon for 1 1/2 minutes (follow directions on back of box if using a different amount). Cut up pepper, tomato, onion, bacon and cauliflower to bite sized pieces. Cut up cheddar cheese into small cubes. Combine cheese, tomato, pepper, cauliflower, onion, bacon, and noodles and mix well. Add 1 cup of Italian dressing. Set in refrigerator to cool. Ready to serve after cooled.

The best vegetarian pasta salad. –

My Review

This is truly the best pasta salad and it has been my personal favorite side dish for as long as I can remember. The beauty of the recipe is that you can take away and add ingredients as you like. For instance, while I am completely obsessed with the Morningstar Bacon brand, there are also brands of pepperoni that are vegetarian.

Our family adds cilantro to our pasta, but in the original recipe, this was not an ingredient. Using different types of tomatoes can subtly alter the sweetness of that bite. Even using sweet red peppers rather than green peppers can make a subtle difference.

I think I enjoy this dish so much because you can taste the freshness. It sits well in the refrigerator for a while, so I can come back to it as a snack or small lunch throughout the week. I often combine the ingredients in gallon size bags to shake up. This is great because it frees up space in the refrigerator.

If you use a bowl it will need to be rather large to fit the entire salad. This is the best pasta salad for family get togethers, and it is my go to pasta to make at the beginning of a work week so that it can eaten bit by bit throughout the week.

Click here to see the blog parties I participate in.

I hope you enjoyed this recipe of The Best Pasta Salad. –


Digiprove sealCopyright secured by Digiprove © 2015 Jessica Claudio, DVM



Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge

%d bloggers like this: