Spaghetti Salad Recipe

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When we were growing up, one of my favorite parts of getting together with our extended family was the yummy dishes that everyone would bring to share. This recipe was one that was a staple at family gatherings and it’s always been a hit with my kids because they love anything with spaghetti noodles.

You can easily make this a main dish by adding some cooked shredded chicken.

Serves: 15

Spaghetti Salad Recipe

The perfect side dish for a party, potluck, or BBQ because it feeds a crowd! It's also full of flavor and simple to throw together, making it an instant favorite!

20 minPrep Time

8 minCook Time

28 minTotal Time

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  • 1 pound thin spaghetti, broke into 3-4" pieces
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 medium zucchini, diced
  • 1 medium yellow zucchini squash, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 2 (2.25 oz) cans sliced olives, drained
  • 8 oz cheddar cheese, cut into small cubes
  • Dressing:
  • 1 (16 oz) bottle Italian dressing (I love Wishbone Robusto Italian )
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Topping:
  • 1 teaspoon Salad Supreme or Johnny's Seasoing (this is optional, but I love the little flavor boost it adds!)


  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions, then rinse in cold water and drain. Set aside and let cool.
  2. Place tomatoes, zucchini, squash, peppers, onion, cucumber, olives, and cheese in a large bowl. Add cooled spaghetti noodles and mix well.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together dressing, Parmesan cheese, paprika, garlic powder. Pour on top of the spaghetti and vegetables and mix until completely combined. Sprinkle the top with Salad Supreme.
  4. Let sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving (this salad gets better with time, as the flavors meld together).
Cuisine: American | Recipe Type: Salad

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37 Responses to “Spaghetti Salad Recipe”

  1. Lovada Timothy
    I made this a few nights ago and it is outstanding. Only thing I did was to leave the zucchini and yellow squash out cause we really don't care for them. Also, when I first made it I didn't have the Salad Supreme but it was still great. Then the next day I went and got the Salad Supreme and it was great with it also. I also think that the Robusto Italian Wishbone dressing made it extra tasty instead of just regular Italian dressing. Try this, you won't be disappointed. :)
  2. I make this with gluten free pasta and it is so good! Thanks so much for the direction to the magic button for nutrition information!!! My daughter is diabetic and I will be checking out all of the recipes on your site for sure now that I can get the carb counts. Thanks a bunch!!
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  3. i've been making this for years, but i don't use zucchini, olives and all the cheese(though i have used cheese in my personal serving). i do use baby carrots that i use a small blender to turn into bits, bacon, pepper flakes and chicken breast diced, along with wheat noodles. for my personal serving i add soy and sriracha sauce, it's really good.
  4. Jessica Dean
    This pasta salad turned out amazing! I loved that I had most of the veggies at home from my garden and I was trying to find a recipe to use them in and this one looked delicious. I didn't add onion or olives since I don't care for them and I was skeptical to add the zucchini and squash uncooked but it tasted great! I will definitely be making this again real soon!!!!
    • Any Italian dressing will do. Even the store brand tastes great in this salad.They sell it at Wal Mart. Here is the link you can from -
  5. sharron chatelain
    I was at a party, there was a 3 bean salad, it had olives, red/green onions cucumber eggs , kidney bean, chilli bean, I cant remember the last bean, salad mixed with Mayo,tang of mustard has anyone heard of this other bean/ Idea for another Ingredient? Thank you

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