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Easy Pasta Salad

Boil a pot of noodles and mix it up with your favorite vegetables and protein. When we say easy, we mean EASY!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy pasta salad
Servings: 8


  • 1 box pasta
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • cup black olives
  • 1 can tuna, drained
  • 1 cup Italian dressing


  • Boil pasta according to package instructions.
  • While pasta boils, prep your veggies.
  • Drain pasta in a colander and run under cold water to help cool the pasta down quickly.
  • Once drained, add it to a large mixing bowl, toss in your veggies, then add the drained tuna and mix thoroghly. Mix in the dressing and stir to combine.
  • Optional: cover and refrigerate for about an hour to chill all the ingredients.
  • Serve and enjoy!


After it cools, you can top your salad with 1/4 cup of crushed croutons and a little shredded cheese. We like to use Parmesan, but feta, goat cheese, or even cheddar are all great options.