The Best Easy Italian Pasta Salad Recipe is the most flavorful pasta salad! The secret ingredient is dry Italian dressing mix sprinkled over the pasta and vegetables!
Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water, drain and set aside.
Wash and cut vegetables, place in a large bowl. Add cooked, cooled pasta and sprinkle with dry seasoning mix (packaged or homemade). If using homemade dry mix, use 3-4 tablespoons.
Add a generous amount of fresh ground pepper. Pour bottled dressing over all, toss and refrigerate.
Just before serving, grate fresh Parmesan or Romano cheese over the salad.