We served this at my son’s birthday bbq and it got rave reviews. We are now asked to bring this whenever we do potlucks with our friends. It’s actually my little sister’s recipe that I took and ran with. She’s thinking about going into culinary arts when she starts college next year. I’d say she’s off to a fantastic start! Used with her permission. And then embellished!
2 12oz packages of garden rotini (the colored curly noodles) although you really could use any noodles
1 bottle of Kraft Light Zesty Italian Dressing (I don’t know the exact size, but the big bottle)
4-5 Roma tomatoes, diced
1 Bell Pepper (Your choice of color)
1 8oz package of finely shredded mozzarella cheese
2 cans of olives sliced (3 cans of pre-sliced olives)
You can, of course, add any other ingredients you wish (broccoli, cauliflower, cheese chunks, ect)
Cook the pasta according to the directions on the package. When tender, drain and run under cold water. Combine the pasta, tomatoes, pepper and olives. Mix well. Stir in the cheese and Italian dressing. Hold back just enough cheese to sprinkle on top for a garnish. Serve immediately or let set in the refrigerator overnight. Enjoy!