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Delicious Pasta Salad

This pasta salad can be a side dish, or a meal by itself. We had it this weekend with garlic bread.

1 16 oz package of tri-colored rotini
3 slices of salami, cut 1/4 inch thick
3 slices of pepperoni, cut 1/4 inch thick
3 slices of ham, cut 1/4 inch thick
8 oz colby jack cheese, cubed
8 oz pepper jack cheese, cubed
1 can stewed tomatoes, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
1 package of 4 Seasons Zesty Italian Dressing, prepared according to directions

Cook the pasta per package directions. Slice the meat into bite-sized pieces. Mix everything else together. Serve chilled. Enjoy!


  1. Oh yum! I love this kind of pasta salad:)


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