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Fruity Pasta Salad Recipe

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Pasta salad takes on a whole new taste with fruit, marshmallows and cream. Folks will find it hard to turn down a hearty helping of this old-fashioned salad.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:12-14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12-14 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 6 to 7 cups cooked cooled spiral pasta
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2 medium apples, diced
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup halved seedless green grapes
  • 1/4 cup maraschino cherries

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 266 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 62 mg cholesterol, 76 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. Drain pineapple, reserving 3 tablespoons juice in a saucepan. Set pineapple aside. To juice, add eggs, lemon juice, sugar, butter and salt; cook and stir over medium heat for 3-4 minutes or until thickened. Cool to room temperature. Fold in whipped cream.
  2. In a large bowl, combine pasta, oranges, apples, marshmallows, grapes and pineapple. Fold in dressing. Chill. Garnish with cherries. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Originally published as Fruity Pasta Salad in Home-Style Soups, Salad and Sandwiches Cookbook 1996, p57

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 266 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 62 mg cholesterol, 76 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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