Pasta Fredda

  • Recipe By
  • Published Jun 8th
  • Ready In45m
  • Servings4
  • Calories451
Cold or warm and simple pasta 'salad'. A recurrent dish in Italy during the warm/hot seasons. Best served with a light, dry white wine. Serve lukewarm or cold. The more it is allowed to sit, the more the flavors attach to the other ingredients.

Pasta Fredda Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Pasta Fredda for 4 servings:

  • 1 (8 ounce) package farfalle (bow tie) pasta
  • 20 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 7 ounces bocconcini (small balls of fresh mozzarella cheese)
  • 3/4 cup black olives
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh oregano leaves

Pasta Fredda Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook15m
  • Ready In45m

To cook Pasta Fredda, you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Pasta Fredda is about 15 minutes , and you can serve your Pasta Fredda within 45 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Pasta Fredda easily:

  1. 1 Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook the bow-tie pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes; drain and cool to room temperature.
  2. 2 Combine tomatoes, bocconcini, olives, olive oil, basil, and oregano in a large bowl; toss to evenly coat. Add pasta to tomato mixture and toss.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Any variety of pasta corta (short pasta), such as fusilli or penne can be used on place of the farfalle.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 451 calories; 21.8 grams of fat; 47.6 grams of carbohydrates; 17.3 grams of protein; 39 milligrams of cholesterol; 314 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Mar 28th 2018

    Love this! Simple and delicious! Have made it twice now.

  2. Sep 17th 2016

    This was so delicious. I served it warm because I had to reduce the tomatoes otherwise my children would have picked them out. I'll make this again. Just delicious!!!

  3. Aug 30th 2016

    Simple, fresh and delicious! Be sure to use fresh herbs and quality ingredients and you will end up with an authentic Italian treat. I whipped this up for my kids to take in their lunches to ...

  4. May 1st 2016

    The recipe is great. I added a bit more olive oil, but the overall flavor is light and sweet. Will definitely make again.

  5. Oct 11th 2015

    It was great... Just add salt and pepper

  6. Aug 9th 2015

    When we lived in the northeast I'd make a sauce(gravy) every Sunday for my family, that's what Italians do! Now that we live in the southwest the summers are a little to hot to make a sauce ...

  7. Jun 30th 2015

    So delicious! Perfect for a summer evening.

  8. Feb 22nd 2015

    This was very tasty! Thanks for a great simple recipe!

  9. Jan 6th 2015

    As is so typical of Italian cuisine, this was defined by its simplicity and by its fresh and quality ingredients. This Pasta Fredda, Caprese style, was good and satisfying (and a dish afte ...