Italian Pasta Salad

EASY Italian Pasta Salad recipe!  This vegetarian recipe uses Italian dressing, tri color pasta, fresh cherry tomatoes, celery and arugula! It's the perfect garden Summer salad!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword italian pasta salad, pasta salad recipe, tri color pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 293 kcal


  • 12 oz box of tri color penne pasta
  • 1/2 cup Italian Salad Dressing
  • 4 stalks of celery chopped up
  • 1 pint of cherry or grape tomatoes halved
  • 1 1/2 cup arugula
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella


  1. Prepare your pasta as directed. Drain.
  2. Put your pasta in a big bowl.
  3. Add your chopped vegetables, salad dressing and dried herbs.
  4. Mix together so everything is coated in salad dressing.
  5. Add in your mozzarella cheese, toss around.
  6. Cover, put in fridge to chill for 2 hours.
  7. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If your pasta salad looks a little dry when it comes out of the fridge, add a tablespoon of salad dressing and mix.