Pasta Salad for a Crowd

If you have a summer party you’re bringing a dish to pass for, it can be tough to know just how much you should make to feed a crowd. With this pasta salad recipe – you won’t have to worry. It yields about 25 cups, which should be plenty for your gathering. We found the inspiration for this recipe at Holley Grainger. You can customize it with your favorite dressings, veggies, meats, cheeses and pasta, like we did! Enjoy!

Pasta Salad for a Crowd


  • 28 ounces uncooked tri-color rotini
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 jar artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1 large cucumber, diced
  • ¼ medium onion, finely slivered
  • 1 bell pepper, finely slivered
  • 8 oz. block mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup finely grated Parmesan
  • 1 12-ounce bottle balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1 bunch basil, chopped


  • Cook pasta per package; drain and rinse with cold water.
  • While pasta is cooking, prepare vegetables and cheeses in large bowl.
  • When pasta has cooled, add to the bowl with other ingredients and toss to combine.
  • Pour dressing over pasta mixture and blend well. Refrigerate at least one hour.
  • Add basil before serving.

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