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Creamy Italian Spiral Salad Recipe

Creamy Italian Spiral Salad Recipe

I have accumulated some delicious recipes that serve large numbers, like this colorful and delicious pasta salad. The flavors blend so well, and there's plenty of creamy dressing. -Marlene Muckenhirn Delano, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:30 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (16 ounces each) multicolored spiral pasta
  • 1 medium bunch broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 cups frozen peas and carrots
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 2 bottles (16 ounces each) creamy Italian salad dressing

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, broccoli, cauliflower, peas and carrots, tomatoes, cheese, onions, green pepper and olives. Add the dressing; mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours or until chilled. Yield: 30 servings (3/4 cup each).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 147 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 218 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.