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Holiday Pasta Toss Recipe

Holiday Pasta Toss Recipe

Don't limit your preparation of pasta salad to summertime. Your family will find it a refreshing dish in winter as well. This recipe uses frozen spinach, so it's always in season. Plus, you can add other produce if you'd like.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, cook the pasta according to package directions; drain. In the same pan, heat dressing and spinach over medium heat. Return pasta to pan and toss to coat. Sprinkle with poppy seeds if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 227 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 308 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7 g protein.