This cold spaghetti pasta salad is a cookout classic with tender pasta, fresh veggies, and flavorful dressing. Perfect as a crowd-pleasing main dish or side.

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Spaghetti pasta salad recipe in a bowl.

About Spaghetti Pasta Salad

Nothing says a summer party quite like a big bowl of pasta and veggies, and this spaghetti pasta salad is one of my favorites.

Between the tender spaghetti, fresh cucumbers, sweet cherry tomatoes, and the Italian dressing and spices, it’s hard to find a reason not to like this side dish.

It’s always a hit whenever I make it, whether it be for a house party or just so we have an easy lunch on hand.

Pasta salad with spaghetti noodles.

Can you make this pasta salad in advance?

Yes, you totally can make this in advance!

In fact, this pasta salad will taste better if given the chance to marinate overnight.

What’s in spaghetti pasta salad?

Pasta – This pasta salad is designed to use classic spaghetti, but you can use any type of pasta that you like.

Lots of veggies – Like the pasta, you can jazz this pasta salad up with any combination of vegetables that you like, but it tastes best with cherry tomatoes, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, cucumber, and red onion.

Parmesan cheese – Cheese is a must in any salad (pasta or not), and this recipe goes a milder route with grated parmesan.

Salad supreme seasoning – Fans of this seasoning already know the great flavor it brings, and those that haven’t experienced yet it will soon discover what a great garnish it is for a variety of foods, not just salads. You can substitute for your own favorite mild seasonings if you want, but I highly recommend giving this one a shot.

Italian dressing – Whether you use store-bought or homemade dressing, this is a staple for bringing all of the flavors together.

Cold spaghetti pasta salad recipe.

Notes & this for this pasta salad

  • If you don’t already have one, you’ll need an extra large bowl to mix all of the ingredients together.

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How do you make spaghetti pasta salad?

This next part is only a photo tutorial of the recipe steps. If you’re looking for the full recipe measurements and instructions, scroll down to Recipe Details.

Step 1 – In a large bowl, add cooked spaghetti, cherry tomatoes, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, cucumber, and red onion.

Step 2 – Add parmesan cheese, salad supreme seasoning, and Italian dressing.

Step 3 – Toss all the ingredients together.

Step 4 – Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Details

Spaghetti pasta salad recipe in a bowl.
4.5 from 12 votes

Spaghetti Pasta Salad

20 mins prep
387 kcal
Yields: 8 servings
This cold spaghetti pasta salad is a cookout classic with tender pasta, fresh veggies, and flavorful dressing. Perfect as a crowd-pleasing main dish or side.

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • In a large stockpot, cook spaghetti per package instructions. Drain pasta and rinse with cold water. Place pasta in an extra large mixing bowl.
  • Add cherry tomatoes, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, English cucumber, red onion, parmesan cheese, salad supreme seasoning, and Italian dressing to bowl. Mix ingredients well.
  • Serve spaghetti pasta salad immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 634mg | Potassium: 358mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 683IU | Vitamin C: 53mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I’m not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy

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9 comments

    • KK

    Make this the day before especially with the cucumbers?

    • Dominique

    It’s a seasoning in the spice aisle.
    I LOVE it

    • Joanne Spangler

    What is supreme salad dressing?

    • Kathy K

    This pasta salad recipe is good all year round and easy to make.

    • Catherine

    What brand Italian dressing do you use ( store bought AND homemade)?

    • Constance Loach
    • 5 stars

    Because of digestive issues I left out the peppers.I used all the other ingredients. The salad still turned out delicious and yes, the recipe is a keeper. Easy to put together too.

    • Sandi
    • 5 stars

    My kids loved this pasta salad because of the spaghetti…it was so good!

    • Beth
    • 5 stars

    What a super fun salad! And it really helped to have all the step by step photos. This is a keeper!

    • Danielle
    • 5 stars

    I am loving this recipe. Especially as summer starts to roll in (I live in what seems the one part of the country with no snow). The flavors are so yummy! BTW – I love your new website design!