Cheesy Pasta Salad

    30 min

    This vegetarian pasta is quick and easy to make. It's refreshing and absolutely delicious. Pasta is tossed with Parmesan, peppers and red onion in a wonderful dressing. Pop any leftovers into packed lunches.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 450g fusilli pasta
    • 250ml Italian salad dressing
    • 250ml Caesar salad dressing
    • 80g grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 red pepper, diced
    • 1 green pepper, chopped
    • 1 red onion, diced

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente, rinse under cold water and drain.
    2. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, Italian salad dressing, Caesar dressing, red pepper, green pepper and red onion. Mix well and serve chilled or at room temperature.

    Parmesan cheese

    Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.

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    Have just become gluten free and used to GF pasta. This is a lovely lunch, easy, filling and tasty which is challenging without bread.  -  18 Nov 2017


    this looks lik such a delicious dish im looking foward to eating it myself mmmmmnn....  -  24 Sep 2015


    This is one of those recipes which allow for as much or as little liberties as you like! I personally love to jazz this Italian pasta salad up with half moon slices of pepperoni, cubed mozzarella and smoked cheddar cheeses, black olives, small pepperoncini peppers, and little grape tomatoes! It could be a meal in itself!  -  18 Jul 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)