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Bowl of easy pasta salad

Easy Pasta Salad Recipe

This Instant Pot Easy Pasta Salad Recipe is delightful! It has so much built-in flavor from the rotini being cooked in Italian Dressing. The pasta salad is then stocked full of salami, feta cheese, tomatoes, and bell peppers. Did someone say picnic?!
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Pressure Building: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 servings


  • Pressure Cooker


  • 8 oz dry rotini noodles
  • 1 cup Italian dressing
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 orange bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 3 oz salami, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes


  • Open the lid of your Instant Pot, and add the Italian dressing and the chicken broth. Add the noodles into the Pot, making sure that all of the noodles are covered by the liquid. Put the lid on the Instant Pot and turn it to HIGH for 6 minutes. Once the cooking cycle is complete, perform a Quick Release.
  • Pour the noodles and the extra liquid into a bowl, and place in the fridge for about a half an hour.
  • At the end of the half hour, check on your noodles. They should be cold and should have absorbed the rest of the liquid in the bowl.
  • Add the bell peppers, feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, and salami. Stir and enjoy! If you like a stronger Italian dressing flavor or more liquid in your pasta salad, you can add ½ cup of Italian dressing into the bowl after tasting and stir.
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Recipe is made using an 8 qt pot.
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