For those nights that we have burgers (like these air fryer burgers) or we’re having a party, this super easy pasta salad is always a hit and like its name, it’s SUPER easy! I tend to switch up the meats and veggies depending upon what I have on hand, so its kind of like an empty the fridge kind of recipe too! Win win!

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Super Easy Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad is a super easy recipe that you can make for lunches for the week, as a weeknight side dish or for your next party! Feel free to use any meats, cheeses or veggies you have on hand.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: party food, pasta, side dish


  • 12 oz tri-color pasta cooked, drained and cooled under cold water
  • 3 oz genoa salami cut into strips
  • 3 oz pepperoni quartered
  • 3 oz cheddar cubed
  • 3 oz fresh mozzarella cubed
  • 2 tbs locatelli/parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup cucumbers chopped
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes sliced lengthwise
  • 1/3 cup pepperoncinis sliced
  • 2 tbs fresh basil chopped


  • 1/2 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tbs red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbs spicy stoneground mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 pinch sugar


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and run under cold water until cool.
  • Chop all meats, cheeses and veggies.
  • Add pasta to a bowl, then add meats, cheeses, veggies and herbs.
  • Combine all dressing ingredients in a measuring cup and stir well.
  • Add to bowl with other ingredients and mix well.
  • Refrigerate until ready to use. You can make this a day ahead and let it marinate well.

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