Welcome to another great week of menu planning! We celebrated my oldest son, Andrew’s, graduation yesterday, and one of the dishes I served was this Deli-Style Pasta Salad. Even though it’s a Pasta Salad, it’s actually hearty enough to serve as a meal…great on those hot summer nights!
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Deli-Style Pasta Salad
A quick and easy Deli-Style Pasta Salad from HoosierHomemade.com.
- 1 box of tri-colored rotini pasta
- 1/2 box small shells or other pasta you like
- 1 small head of broccoli, cut into small pieces
- 2 tomatoes
- 1/2 large green pepper, chopped small
- 8-10 mushrooms, sliced thinly
- 1/2 block chunk Mild Cheddar Cheese, cut into bite size pieces
- 1/2 block chunk Colby/Monterey blend, cut into bite size pieces
- 25-30 pieces of pepperoni, cut into quarters
- 4 slices of deli ham, cut into bite size pieces
- 3 stalks of celery, chopped
- 3 carrots, chopped
- 2 bottles Italian dressing (I didn’t use all of the second bottle)
- Cook pasta according to directions on the box.
- Drain and rinse in cold water.
- Chop all meat and veggies, place in large bowl.
- Combine with pasta.
- Add dressing, and chill overnight.
- Add more dressing if pasta gets dry.
Here is what we will be eating the rest of the week…
Monday ~ Graduation Party Leftovers
Tuesday ~ Sandwiches & Deli-Style Pasta Salad
Wednesday ~ Strawberry & Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast, Fruit Smoothies
Thursday ~ Crockpot Chicken, Mashed Potato Casserole
Friday ~ Quesadillas, Cheesy Chili Dip
Saturday ~ Homemade Pizza and Slushies
Sunday ~ Honey Lime Grilled Chicken, Seasoned Rice
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Love the menu for the week. You’ve inspired me with some yummy ideas!! Thanks a bunch!
I like your pasta salad. It’s very colorful. And I bet it’s tasty too.
What contains the Italian dressing? Can I replace it with something else? Maybe a home made dressing?
This was such a delicious summer salad. I made some changes since my daughter and I are vegetarians and my oldest hates cheese. Just left out the meat and cheese and added an English cuke by hollowing out the center with the seeds and slicing in small pieces. It was completely gone in 2 days.
@Lori, I’m so glad you liked it! Thanks for letting me know 🙂
Thanks for linking up to Home and Family Friday. I can’t wait to check out the new blog!!!
This is such a classic. Your grill night on Sunday sounds delicious! Have a great week!
I home you will come join me for the inaugural edition of What’s On the Menu Wednesday. Mister Linky will be up Tuesday evening for you to link up.
That looks so delicious and refreshing!
pasta salad is one of my favorites and I love your presentation
Yuuummm, this is great to go with a BBQ
My husband loves pasta salad, so I’m always looking for new recipes. Thanks for sharing!
Our teen graduated from his distance learning high school last Tuesday. It was a great day!
You have one yummy meal plan!
Your pasta salad looks delicious, and the honey lime chicken sounds wonderful! I just might have to make both of them 🙂
Your pasta salad looks so delicious, I’ll have to borrow this one too. Congrats on your son’s graduation.
What a grea tlooking menu! that salad sounds absolutely scrumptious especially with the hot days here. 😀
Have a great day!!