Italian dressing on pasta

@bamakelly (5194)
United States
January 28, 2009 2:51pm CST
Have you ever tried Italian dressing on pasta? I think that it tastes really good added to macaroni and serves as a pretty good side dish to dinner. It is also pretty easy to make.
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@proudnana (192)
• Canada
30 Jan 09
Hi bamakelly, I eat pasta salads quite frequently and I have done this many times, its a quick and easy side dish to prepare and have along with your meal. It also makes a delicious snack. YUMMY! Sometimes for a change I will use manderine orange salad dressing, it gives the pasta salad an entirely new flavor. ~proudnana~
@krebstar5 (1267)
• United States
29 Jan 09
As a kid, my mother used to use Italian Salad dressing to make pasta salad. So basically, what she would do was cook the pasta and add the dressing while the pasta was still warm. After it cooled, she then added veggies, cheese, olives or whatever and then maybe add more dressing to taste. I liked it a lot better than other pasta salads that have mayo in it. This way just always seemed a lot lighter to me. I must admit that I have never tried this on hot pasta. It certainly is an interesting idea. I think that the next time I make my mother's pasta salad, I will have to taste some of the hot pasta with the dressing on it.
@Pleiades (847)
• United States
29 Jan 09
Ooohhhh...I've got one better than that! You take the corkscrew veggie flavoured dry pasta and prepare that. While that's cooking, you can dice up some fresh tomatoes, halve black olives, chop some onions (I like red for this), any coloured bell peppers and dice some cheese into small chunks. Throw that all together in a bowl and chill it for a few hours. Yummy! Oh, and salt and pepper. *Pleiades
@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
28 Jan 09
You are right. I have been doing this for many years. It great and I use it in pasta salad as well. Italian dressing is good to add to many things....mmmm makes me hungry now thinking about it....