June 2023 Cooking Challenge

​​Are you new to the Feel Good Foodie Cooking Challenge? Join us this month to make the recipe of the month, leave a rating on the recipe post and be entered to win some fun prizes! Read more below.

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We’re excited for a new month of the Feel Good Foodie Cooking Challenge! In May you helped us generate 38 new ratings and over 38 new comments on the Cottage Cheese Pancakes — thank you so much! We were able to give a financial donation to World Central Kitchen, while also awarding one of you a Zwilling Fresh & Save food storage set for participating. Thank you so much for joining us and for all of the photos and tags on social media!


Are you new to the Feel Good Foodie Cooking Challenge? Join us each month to make the recipe of the month, leave a rating and a comment for the recipe on the post, and you’ll help us toward our donation for our selected charity of the month and be entered to win some fun prizes!

June RECIPE: Italian Pasta Salad

Italian Pasta Salad is a delicious, easy-to-make staple side dish for any gathering! Tricolor rotini pasta, fresh veggies, and bite-sized mozzarella balls, all tossed in a zesty yet creamy Greek yogurt dressing. Simple yet so good, this vegetarian Italian Pasta Salad recipe is the kind of dish that both impresses guests and adds a vibrant touch to any BBQ, picnic, or potluck.

A serving of Italian pasta salad on a small plate with the serving bowl nearby. A fork is lifting up a bite.

Frequently asked questions

What is the Feel Good Foodie Cooking Challenge?

This Cooking Challenge is a fun way for us to join together and cook or bake the recipe of the month! It also allows us to collect feedback from all of you on your experience with the recipe, changes you’d make, ingredients you’d add, and more. It helps you get in the kitchen and try something new!

How does it work?

We’ll announce the Cooking Challenge at the start of the month on all social channels and in our Facebook Group. You will have until the last few days of the month to make the recipe and leave a rating and a comment on feelgoodfoodie.net. At the end of the month, we’ll share photos of some of your creations and announce a winner of a grand prize of a gift card to Amazon or gadget. This month’s winner will win a $100 Amazon Gift Card and the prize will go to an individual with a U.S. shipping address.

How do I enter the challenge?

To enter the challenge, it’s required that you leave a rating and comment on the recipe card. You can also share photos of your creations on Instagram Stories using #feelgoodfoodie and tagging @feelgoodfoodie or in our Facebook group (optional).

Final dish of Italian pasta salad with fresh cut veggies, cheese, and fresh herbs.


We believe in spreading love and kindness however we can. We’re going to give $1.00 for every recipe rating to MECA Middle East Children’s Alliance. Thank you for supporting our goals of giving back to missions and non-profits that we feel passionate about!

What you’ll win!

The cooking challenge is a great way for you to experience new tasty recipes but also gives you the chance to win a prize! This month, we’re giving away a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

Challenge Results

Thank you all for joining us on the June Cooking Challenge! You helped us generate over 67 recipe ratings and over 55 new comments!

We randomly selected Grace S. as our $100 Amazon Gift Card winner and our team will be in touch through email to get you your gift. If you’re looking for what we’ll be cooking in July, head on over to the July Cooking Challenge!

Italian Pasta Salad cooking challenge remakes.

Rate and comment

Recipe Rating


  1. What did I do wrong? I followed directions exactly. I made yesterday in the evening to serve today & it seems dry & def not creamy. The Italian seasoning is a little much as well. I guess I will add a little more yogurt or some olive oil🤷🏻‍♀️

  2. what a lovely salad and so many other different meals I am enjoying doing ♥️☺️ Merci! I love every I have tried so far.

  3. Tasty pasta salad which feels fresh to eat in summer weather. Easy to assemble, will be making again.
    Not US based so hopefully the challenge prizes will be available in Europe soon.

  4. Recipe is easy, delicious, and most importantly, kids approved 😂👍. Perfect combination for summer. Loved it !

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