Annie’s Pasta Salad

Posted by on June 22, 2015 in Recipes, Salads | 20 comments

Annie's Pasta Salad

My cousin in California created this awesome salad and she named it after her daughter…. hence the name Annie’s Pasta Salad. It is a cross between a pasta salad and a green salad. I have made this salad so many times and always get asked for the recipe.  I know you’ll enjoy it! Thanks, Sharon, for this delicious salad!  


Annie’s Pasta Salad

9 oz. fresh fettuccine 1  1/2 cup cooked chicken torn in strips 1/2 c. cheddar cheese, cubed 1/2 c. pepperoni or soft salami 1 small can sliced or whole black olives 1 green, yellow or red pepper, cut in long matchsticks (I used both red and yellow pepper) 1 container cherry tomatoes, halved 2 cups endive 3 cups green leaf lettuce or use a Spring Mix combination for all Dressing (I used Wishbone Caesar, but the recipe calls for Wishbone Olive Oil Classic Caesar…  couldn’t find it)) All the above amounts can vary to your liking!  


If using fresh fettuccine, boil water and then add fettuccine. Remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes. Drain fettuccine and rinse. Put fettuccine in a large bowl and add chicken, cheese, salami, peppers and olives. Pour 1/2 bottle of dressing over the ingredients above and chill in refrigerator for at least two hours. When ready to serve, add lettuce combinations, cherry tomatoes and more dressing to taste. Serves 6 Annie's Pasta Salad

When I make this for a smaller group, I mix the lettuce greens and add the amount of chilled ingredients that make the portion needed to serve. This way, the greens don’t get soggy if you have leftovers. The chicken mixture will be fine when refrigerated overnight for another salad the next day. Annie's Pasta Salad My husband loves this salad. I think you will, too!



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  1. Hi Phyllis. I’ve gotta love a salad with my name in it, don’t I? LOL Especially one that looks as delicious as this. It’s still warm enough during the day for salads so I’m going to try this one. Thanks for always linking up to Thriving on Thursdays. It’s always a pleasure to see you. I’m featuring this one at tomorrow’s party.

    Anne @ Domesblissity

  2. This salad is looking tasty! Thank you for joining us at Pinterest Game!

    • It is a favorite!

  3. Thanks so much for your yummy entry to the Pinterest Game. Good luck.

  4. Oh I am pinning this one for sure. I think I’ll make i next week. Darn i for looking at tasty dishes when it is near dinner time, now I’m extra hungry. Thanks for the great idea to mix things up when it comes to my salad.

    • You’re welcome! I know you will enjoy this one!

  5. This looks perfect for the summer heat instead of cooking in my hot kitchen :0)

  6. This looks totally delicious! YUM!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  7. Fantastic for summer! Thank you for sharing at the #homematters linky party this week. I hope you will be back this week to share again! Rhonda

    • Yes, the combination of both pasta and greens are great!

  8. I love this combo of a pasta salad and green salad, it sound absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend? I look forward to seeing you again next Monday!

    • Yes, I like the combo, too!

  9. stopped by from Caleigh’s Kitchen link up today … looks good! I’m pinning!

    • Thanks for pinning and stopping by!

  10. Love pasta salad and yours looks perfect!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday

    • Thank you! This is a different salad with the greens in it! I love it!

  11. Looks like lots of goodness in that salad, great for a crowd. Thanks for bringing it to the #HomeMattersParty

    • We love it and so do my guests!


  1. Thriving on Thursdays - Linky Party # 182 - Domesblissity - Annie's Pasta Salad by Grandparents Plus featured on Thriving on Thursdays!

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