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5 from 10 votes

Gluten-Free Cold Italian Pasta Salad - Low-Calorie

Gluten Free cold Italian pasta side dish is flavorful and perfect for indoor or outdoor gatherings. Makes a great party dish too.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: gluten free, italian pasta, italian pasta salad, low calorie food option
Calories: 110kcal
Author: simplylowcal


  • 8 oz box Banza rotini pasta
  • 4 oz fat free Italian dressing
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese, like Kraft
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups broccoli florets, blanched


  • Cook box of pasta to al dente, about 6-7 minutes. Drain well and cool.
  • Combine blanched broccoli florets, bell peppers and onion in a large bowl. Add cooled pasta, parmesan cheese, and Italian dressing. Combine well.
  • Place in an air tight container, or in a bowl covered in plastic wrap. Chill for approximately 2 hours before serving.
  • Careful stir again before serving. If salad is dry and needs more dressing, feel free to add more as needed.


  • To blanch broccoli, bring 2 quarts of water to a boil. Add broccoli and cook until barely tender and bright green. About 3 minutes. Drain and immediately put broccoli florets in a bowl of ice water to prevent the broccoli from cooking further.
  • Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


Serving: 12g | Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 245mg | Potassium: 274mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 75.1mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 2.2mg