I made this Pasta Salad for a Church pot luck. It turned out very good. It wasn't creamy like the traditional pasta salad with mayonnaise, but we also didn't have to worry about it going bad from the heat.
Italian Pasta Salad
1 box elbow noodles, cooked and rinsed until cool
1-2 cups safe Italian salad dressing
Vegetables desired such as thawed frozen peas, shredded or diced carrots, sliced black olives,
diced cucumbers, halved cherry tomatoes, diced cucumbers, diced bell peppers, diced onions,
chopped broccoli, chopped cauliflower, etc.
Diced pepperoni, chicken or ham, optional
1 can beans, such as kidneys, drained and rinsed, optional
Thoroughly combine all of the ingredients. Cover and place in the fridge for at least 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Serve with a slotted spoon. Store tightly covered in the fridge.