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Easy Homemade Pasta Salad (Classic version)

Easy Homemade Pasta Salad made with a creamy and tangy dressing. The perfect side dish that will keep your guests coming back for seconds!

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


  • 12 ozs tri colored rotini 
  • 1/4 cup of diced Roma tomatoes 
  • 1/4 cup of cucumbers diced (and seeded)
  • 1/4 cup thick cut salami 
  • 1/4 cup diced sharp cheddar cheese 
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion 
  • 1/2 cup Italian dressing 
  • 1/4 cup ranch dressing 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 


  1. Prep ingredients by dicing salami, cucumbers, salami, red onion and cheese. Dice into small bite size pieces and set aside. 
  2. Boil rotini according to box instructions and drain but do not rinse. 
  3. Mix together Italian dressing and ranch dressing in a bowl or measuring cup. 
  4. Once the rotini has been drained, pour the dressing mix into the pasta and stir together to combine. 
  5. Refrigerate the pasta for one hour and then add the remaining diced  ingredients with the pasta and stir again to combine. Add additional Italian dressing if needed. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  • Author: Jordan Hanger
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Side
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Homemade Pasta salad, pasta salad, easy pasta salad, easy homemade pasta salad, quick pasta salad