Cold Spaghetti Salad {with Italian Dressing} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

Cold Spaghetti Salad {with Italian Dressing} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

This Cold Spaghetti Salad with Italian Dressing has always been a staple side at potlucks. It’s always a big hit and is even better the next day. Easily make this delicious noodle salad in advance for your next party. Come on in and I’ll share the recipe with you…

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Cold Spaghetti Salad 

summer spaghetti salad

This recipe dates back to my childhood, when my mom would inevitably bring out the noodle salad for outdoor picnics. In my opinion, this spaghetti salad is the best, but it is even better the next day. The Italian Dressing has more time to really soak into the noodles and add its’ zesty flavor. 

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How Long Will This Cold Spaghetti Salad Last? 

  • Cover cold spaghetti salad with Italian Dressing in the refrigerator for up to 4 days

Tips and Tricks for Summer Spaghetti Salad

  • Add in such as  zucchini, tomatoes, cucumber, chives, purple onion, green pepper and black olives all pair well with cold noodle salad
  • Use Zesty Italian Dressing not regular Italian dressing 
  • Make one day in advance and store covered in the refrigerator

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What Does Cold Noodle Salad with Italian Dressing go with?

How do you make Spaghetti Salad? 

  1. Cook and drain noodles
  2. Rinse with cold water 
  3. Slice vegetables
  4. In large bowl, mix cooked spaghetti noodles, vegetables, Zesty Italian dressing, and spices 
  5. Cover and store in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours 

Here’s a quick Video to show you how I make Cold Spaghetti Salad…

Finally, Here’s the recipe…


Cold Spaghetti Salad {with Italian Dressing} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

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A delicious cold spaghetti salad that is the perfect side for a barbecue. 

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 servings 1x


  • 16 oz. of thin spaghetti
  • 3 medium diced tomatoes
  • 1 large cucumber diced
  • 1 medium green pepper chopped
  • 1 medium sweet purple onion chopped
  • 1 8 oz. bottle of Zesty Italian Dressing
  • 1 tsp. of poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp. of sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. of paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. of celery seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. of garlic powder


  • Cook spaghetti noodles according to package directions
  • drain and rinse in cold water
  • Place noodles in bowl 
  • Add vegetables, dressing and spices
  • Mix in
  • Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours 


Other optional  vegetables to add in:

  • zucchini
  • sweet red pepper
  • yellow squash
  • sliced black olives


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