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pasta salad recipe for large crowds

Potluck Pasta Salad

Are you looking for an easy pasta salad for holidays, parties and potlucks?  Then you've got to try this Potluck Pasta Salad recipe.  This pasta salad is so EASY and DELICIOUS!  People always ask for the recipe and there are only 5 ingredients, so we have it memorized!
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Potluck Pasta Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Refrigerate 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 220kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life


  • 16 ounces angel hair pasta cooked
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1 bag frozen peas
  • 1 jar Marzetti Slaw Dressing
  • 1/2 cup red onion chopped, optional


  • Cook angel hair pasta according to directions on the package.  Rinse pasta with cold water.  Drain well.
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.  
  • Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.  Store in the refrigerator.  



  • My mom knows a lot of fun food tricks.  She taught me to cut a thin slice off the very bottom of the red pepper and use it as a garnish that looks like a flower.  This is such a fun way to dress up a vegetable tray, or any dish that calls for bell peppers.
  • I've been privy to hearing this tip several times - buy the Marzetti Slaw Dressing.  Don't buy a cheaper brand and for heaven's sake DON'T buy the lite version of the slaw dressing.  I hear it just doesn't mix up quite right or stick to the pasta.
  • I always use my nice pasta serving spoon to mix and share this recipe.
  • When serving at a potluck the serving bowl can be easily placed on top of another bowl containing a layer of ice.  This will help keep your dish cold and safe a little longer than usual if serving in a warm environment at a party.
  • Dish can be made up to two days ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator if serving at a large party.


Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 466IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg