Yield: 8 servings

Shrimp Pasta Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Kick up the pasta salad a notch by serving this Shrimp Pasta Salad. Gussied up with a homemade Italian dressing, you'll love this pasta salad as a side dish or light meal.


  • 16 ounce bow tie pasta, cooked (or any pasta of choice)
  • 1 cup Italian dressing (I use homemade)
  • 3 cups diced vegetables, any combo (I love using cherry tomatoes, cucumber, celery, green pepper, broccoli, whatever you have on hand)
  • ΒΌ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 8 ounce shrimp, cooked, tails removed (de-veined)


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse in cold water.
  2. Dice veggies and add to pasta in a large bowl. Top with italian dressing, parmesan cheese and shrimp. Enjoy.


  • Cook the pasta al dente. The noodles will soften very slightly as they marinate in the dressing, so I cook them for about a minute less than I normally would to keep the pasta salad from getting mushy.
  • While you can buy pre-cooked shrimp from the grocery store, I find the flavor is best if you cook it yourself. Use a simple stovetop or boiling method and cool the shrimp before you add it to this recipe.
  • Be sure the shrimp tails and veins are removed before cooking and adding them to the pasta salad.
  • I recommend the Italian dressing here. However, a Greek dressing or Vinaigrette would also be a tasty choice.
  • Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 249Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 627mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 13g

    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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