Creamy Italian Pasta Salad {Gluten-Free}

Homemade creamy Italian dressing combined with artichokes hearts, black olives, grape tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, roasted red peppers and gluten-free rotini pasta. A perfect gluten-free creamy Italian pasta salad for your next cookout or family get together. A summer classic that everyone loves!
Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Keyword gluten-free Italian pasta salad, gluten-free pasta salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 334 kcal


  • 1 (12-ounce) box gluten-free Rotini or Penne pasta I like Barilla gluten-free pasta.
  • 1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts ,drained and chopped
  • 1 cup black olives
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese ,diced
  • 1 cup roasted red peppers , diced
  • Fresh chopped basil ,optional

Creamy Italian Dressing

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (I am a Hellman’s girl)
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
US Customary - Metric


  1. Bring water to a rolling boil. Add salt, olive oil and pasta to the water and cook to box directions for al dente.
  2. After draining the pasta, rinse pasta with cold water.
  3. Add pasta to a large bowl and stir in artichokes hearts, black olives, grape tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, roasted red peppers

  4. In a small bowl, add all of the dressing ingredients and stir until fully combined.
  5. Add the dressing to pasta and stir until fully coated. Garnish with fresh chopped basil. Enjoy!

  6. Store leftovers in an air-tight container.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Italian Pasta Salad {Gluten-Free}
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 334 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 1397mg 58%
Potassium 113mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 10.7%
Vitamin C 13.2%
Calcium 23.3%
Iron 3.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.