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Holiday Pasta Toss

 Holiday Pasta Toss
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.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

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

  • 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.