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Easy Pasta Salad Recipe

This easy pasta salad recipe is the perfect side dish for a summer picnic or gathering! Uses all fresh ingredients and can be made a day ahead.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Pasta cooking time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 310kcal


  • 1 lb. rotini pasta
  • 1/2 large sweet onion (chopped)
  • 1 cup cucumber (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 cup tomatoes (seeded if desired and chopped)
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 2 eggs (hard boiled and chopped)
  • 16 oz. Marzetti Slaw Dressing (The jar is 24 oz. You won't use the whole thing)


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. I add salt and olive oil to the boiling water. Drain when finished cooking.
  • Put prepared tomatoes, onion, carrots, cucumber, and eggs into a large bowl.
  • Pour about 1/2 of the jar of Marzetti dressing on the chopped veggies/eggs.
  • Stir to coat.
  • Add pasta and enough Marzetti dressing to coat the pasta. Keep stirring until it's all mixed together well.
  • Cover tightly and refrigerate at least 2 hours, longer is better.
  • Can be made a day ahead. If pasta soaks up too much of the dressing, just add more and stir well.


If using an English cucumber, there is no need to remove the peel.


Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 291mg | Potassium: 184mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1646IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg