This Easy 3-Ingredient Pasta Salad Recipe is Perfect for Any occasion

February 16, 2022

This quick 3-ingredient pasta salad recipe side dish is perfect for all occasions. With a few common ingredients and a couple of minutes, you can get the creamiest pasta salad. 

With the addition of broccoli, you can up your daily veggie intake easily. If you’re not a broccoli lover, you can easily switch it out for your favorite vegetable. Or add in any other ingredient you like to spice up this simple pasta salad. 

Each bite is flavorful and rich but without all the guilt. Enjoy this healthy 3-ingredient pasta salad recipe with any main dish you like. 

It goes amazingly with my Parmesan Crusted Chicken! The combination of cheesy chicken and creamy pasta salad makes an unforgettable meal. 

How to make this creamy and delicious pasta salad

3-Ingredient broccoli pasta salad recipe

This 3-ingredient pasta salad recipe is super easy to make. Even for the most novice chef! 
Cook the pasta in boiling salt water for the amount of time stated on the packaging.

Most pasta types work for this 3-ingredient pasta recipe, but I don’t recommend something spaghetti. Short pasta shapes are the way to go.

Try using something like penne or bowtie pasta.

As the pasta cooks, start steaming the broccoli. Steam the broccoli to the texture that you like, everyone has different preferences. 

Once everything is done cooking, drain the pasta and broccoli. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl, and serve! You can eat this pasta salad warm or cold. Either way, it will taste scrumptious. 

If you are vegan, you can easily make this recipe vegan! All you have to do is switch out the sour cream for vegan sour cream. 

Yield: 6

Easy 3-Ingredient Pasta Salad Dish

Broccoli pasta salad recipe

This creamy pasta salad recipe takes just a few simple ingredients to create. It’s delicious, and perfect for any occasion. It’s one side dish that your family will enjoy.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 Pound of Cooked Pasta
  • 2 cups Broccoli
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • Salt & Black Pepper


  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add in the pasta.
  1. Steam the broccoli for 5-6 minutes while the pasta cooks. You can add more time if you want softer broccoli.
  2. Drain the pasta and broccoli. Place them into a large bowl, and add the sour cream. Mix well, and add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Enjoy the pasta salad as a side to your favorite dish. 

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 215Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 131mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 7g


This 3-ingredient pasta salad works well with any main dish. It is a foundational recipe that can be built upon and switched around in any way you want.

You can add more vegetables, use chickpea pasta, or even add meat. Let me know in the comments how you made this recipe your own!

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