Marisa's Shopping Network Pasta Salad

Marisa's Shopping Network Pasta Salad: A Crowd-Pleasing Recipe

Marisa's Shopping Network Pasta Salad: A Crowd-Pleasing Recipe

Are you looking for a delicious and easy pasta salad recipe that will impress your guests? Look no further than Marisa's Shopping Network Pasta Salad! This recipe has been a staple on the shopping network for years, and for good reason. It's a simple yet flavorful combination of pasta, vegetables, and dressing that is sure to be a hit at any gathering.


  • 1 pound pasta (rotini, penne, or farfalle work well)
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cooked pasta, celery, red onion, green bell pepper, peas, cheddar cheese, and mozzarella cheese.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, white vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper.
  4. Pour the dressing over the pasta mixture and toss to coat.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Tips and Variations:

  • For a spicier salad, add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the dressing.
  • Feel free to substitute different types of pasta, vegetables, and cheeses to your liking.
  • To make the salad ahead of time, prepare the ingredients and dressing separately. Combine them just before serving.
  • This salad can be served warm or cold. If serving warm, heat it gently over low heat in a saucepan or microwave.


This easy and flavorful pasta salad is perfect for picnics, potlucks, or any casual gathering. It's also a great way to use up leftover pasta or vegetables. With its simple ingredients and versatile nature, Marisa's Shopping Network Pasta Salad is a crowd-pleasing recipe that everyone will love.

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