If you have been on a weight loss plan for any length of time then you know that it is easy to fall into a rut with meals. When that happens, I like to change things up a bit with a new recipe. This Weight Watchers Pasta Salad is great for when you are looking for a filling lunch or dinner. You can also bring this to a cookout or potluck. At 7 Freestyle points per serving, this salad provides bold Italian flavor, while helping you remain on track. If you are looking for more Weight Watchers recipes check out these Thai Chicken Wraps.
Why you'll love this WW Pasta Salad
- Just 7 points on the Weight Watchers plan!
- Something the whole family will love
- Stay on program while enjoying a yummy pasta salad
- Penne pasta
- green pepper
- red pepper
- cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes
- red onion
- black olives
- mini pepperoni
- part skim mozzarella
- Italian fat free dressing
Weight Watchers Pasta Salad
For this salad, I prefer penne pasta since it does a nice job holding the flavor of the dressing. Bow tie pasta would also work well in this weight watchers pasta salad as would whole wheat pasta.
After you cook the pasta according to package directions, you'll want to rinse it under cold water and set it aside.
Now it is time to prepare the vegetables and other ingredients.
In a large bowl, add pasta, red and green peppers, tomatoes, mozzarella, red onion, olives, and pepperoni. Add the dressing to a small bowl.
Toss to combine the ingredients, and then add the fat free Italian dressing. Toss to coat. Refrigerate this Weight Watchers Pasta Salad for 1 hour before serving. You can sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
This WW Italian salad looks even better when garnished with fresh basil.
Just because you are following the Weight Watchers plan, doesn't mean you have deprive yourself. You can have 1 cup of this hearty salad for 7 points and still enjoy the flavors you love. For more pasta salad ideas, check out the Best Ever Balsamic Pasta Salad Recipe.
Weight Watcher Pizza Pasta Salad
- 8 oz Penne pasta
- ½ cup green pepper diced
- ½ cup red pepper diced
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes quartered
- ½ cup red onion
- 8 medium black olives
- 2 oz mini pepperoni
- 1 cup chopped part skim mozzarella
- 3 tablespoon fresh basil
- ¾ cup Italian fat free dressing
- Cook pasta according to package directions.
- Rinse under cold water.
- Set to the side to chill.
- Prepare your vegetables.
- In a large bowl add pasta, red & green pepper, tomatoes, cheese, red onion, olives, and pepperoni.
- Toss to combine.
- Add the dressing.
- Toss to coat.
- Refrigerate 1 hour before serving.
- Garnish with fresh basil.
This nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using online calculators. Your nutritional information may vary depending on numerous factors.
Frequently asked questions
No one will know! It tastes so good, they will just think it is a normal pasta salad.
You can but for best flavor, refrigerate for at least an hour so the flavors can meld together. Plan ahead. You won't regret it.
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Do you know how many calories, carbs, sodium in this recipe per cup?
Is there any way you could post nutritional info for those of us not following the freestyle plan? Many thanks!!
I love these recipes and look forward to more please keep me informed of new ww recipes please and thanks for all your work
This pasta salad looks so good! It's the perfect summer dish! Yum!
I do not follow weight watchers but this pasta salad looks amazing for anyone. I am pinning this recipe for our next cookout!
Allison - Celebrating Sweets
Yum! I'd love to try this with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. So many tasty ingredients.
A pasta salad! That's what I want this week!
Mmmm, this looks like a GREAT pasta salad... all the flavorful things! Lovin that fresh basil there too!