This recipe is delicious and better, still, easy to make. I used 3/4 lb. of penne, 1 pint of cherry tomaoes, halved, instead of 3 whole tomatoes, 3-cheese crumbles instead of Italian as my local grocer did not carry the Italian and Kraft Robust Italian instead of light. It was a hit at the party I attended and many people requested the recipe. No extra ingredients necessary for this great pasta salad!