Everything you need for this Italian Pasta Salad! (minus the bananas!)

Summer picnics and family reunions. Ah. Gotta love them. And you gotta take a cool dish to pass, right? This is my absolute go-to. Summery and not mayonnaise-y. I love how all the flavors work together. I’ll be taking it this weekend. Super simple and yummy!


  • 1lb box of your favorite pasta, cooked per directions. (be careful not to over-cook or it will get mushy!
  • Creamy Italian dressing
  • 8oz sliced black olives, drained
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half (or whole if they’re small)
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 1 cup Prosciutto, chopped
  • 1 cup Italian Panko crumbs (optional)


Step One: Cook the pasta according to package directions. When finished cooking, drain the pasta and rinse with cool water.

Step Two: Drench pasta with dressing. Can be done before pasta is completely cool.

Step Three: Add remaining ingredients and toss

Step Four: Top with Italian panko crumbs if desired


My daughter added her special touch to the final product! 

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