Whenever there’s a potluck, a party, or somewhere that I have to bring food, my favorite thing to bring is Pasta Salad. This recipe is for a very large serving of the pasta salad, so you can cut it in half if you don’t need to feed a large crowd.
2 – 12 oz boxes of Barilla Tri-Color Pasta
2 – cans of Large Black Olives
1 – 7oz container of diced tomatoes (in produce section, not canned)
1 – 4oz container of Feta Cheese (more if desired)
10 – 12 pieces of crumbled bacon (or 1 pack of Hormel’s Recipe Pieces of Bacon)
Kraft “Tuscan House” Italian Dressing
Cook the pasta as directed on the packages. Drain, rinse in cold water, allow to cool. Toss in olives, tomatoes, and bacon. Add Italian Dressing to taste. (If I’m making it to take somewhere, I use between 1/2 and 3/4 of the bottle. If I’m making it for us at home, I use the entire bottle.) Then, toss in the feta cheese. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until you’re ready to eat.
This really is my favorite pasta salad, and it’s so easy to make.
If you try it, let me know what you think!