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Easy Pasta Salad for a Crowd

Spinach, peppers and onions mingle with tangy feta cheese in this simple pasta salad. Feel free to make it ahead of time, so it’s ready when you are.—Jacquelyn Saintjohn, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    13 servings (3/4 cup each)


  • 1 package (14-1/2 ounces) multigrain penne pasta
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) roasted sweet red peppers, drained and chopped
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 bottle (8 ounces) Italian salad dressing
  • 1 bottle (8 ounces) ranch salad dressing
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients.
  • Drain pasta and rinse in cold water; add to the spinach mixture. Toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving.

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  • grandmascooking22
    Jun 18, 2020

    Certainly was easy but seemed to be lacking seasonings. I added salt and pepper and some Italian seasoning. I also used fresh peppers and spinach.

  • timmel
    Sep 9, 2015

    Was a hit at our church potluck. Might be better with fresh spinach if in season. Also, be careful of the measurements for the dressing. 8oz is enough - some bottles may be larger.

  • OwlOak
    Sep 1, 2015

    Sounds delicious. Will have to give that a go at my next function. :-)

  • SimpleFoods
    Sep 1, 2015

    Since I don't care for the extreme chewiness of penne pasta, I will use a smaller pasta - maybe just plain macaroni. I know we'll love the seasoning and combination of these ingredients.

  • Colnight
    May 19, 2013

    This was really good. Even my husband liked it, he want back for seconds and even for a snack later at night. And he's a very fuzzy eater.