Classic Pasta Salad

Easy Pasta Salad

Easy Pasta Salad made with mozzarella, black olives, cherry tomatoes, and bell peppers in a creamy Italian dressing is the PERFECT side dish to bring to a potluck or picnic!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American-Italian
Keyword pasta salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Refrigerate 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 1 pound tricolor rotini pasta
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese diced
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 8 ounces pitted black olives medium
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 2 cups Italian Dressing see recipe above or use bottled
US Customary - Metric


  1. In a large bowl add the pasta, mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, black olives, green bell pepper and dressing and toss gently, then refrigerate at least an hour before serving.

Recipe Notes

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.