With all of the summer BBQing that we’ve been doing, there have been lots of times when we needed to come up with some great sides to accompany the main dish. This pasta salad is my go-to, and while it works great for a side, it can even be a great meal!
This pasta salad is easily adaptable to the ingredients that your family loves, and it’s you can even customize it with the type of dressing that you use.
Here’s what we like in ours:
- mini pepperoni
- Italian dressing
If you have veggies that need to be cut, start off doing that.
Cube the cheese and throw that in the bowl. Throw in the pepperoni while you’re at it.
While you are dicing and chopping, you can be boiling your noodles. When they are fully cooked, run them under cold water to cool them off. Mix the noodles in.
Take the dressing and pour a generous amount in. Stir well, making sure you get everything coated.
I like to save some dressing to mix in right before the pasta salad is served. Chill the pasta salad for at least a couple of hours before serving. Then give it a quick toss with some fresh dressing, and you’ve got yourself a tasty side dish or a tasty meal! It’s a favorite in our family!
This pasta salad is great because you can cater it to your family’s tastes. Even the pickiest eaters will be able to find things that they like in this pasta salad. I like to keep a big bowl in the fridge in the summer, and then I’ve got lunch ready for a few days already. It would also be easy to send in your child’s school lunch.
What would you put in your pasta salad?