Makeover Italian Pasta Salad Recipe
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Makeover Italian Pasta Salad Recipe

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Here’s the perfect side dish for summer picnics or fall potlucks—and no one would ever guess that it’s been slimmed down. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep:25 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep:25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked whole wheat spiral pasta
  • 1-1/2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup fat-free Italian salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 3 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup cubed provolone cheese
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 101 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 507 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; rinse with cold water and drain. Place in a large bowl; add the tomatoes, mushrooms, salad dressing, peppers and onions. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise and Parmesan cheese; stir in provolone cheese and olives. Gently fold into the pasta mixture. Chill until serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Makeover Italian Pasta Salad in Healthy Cooking August/September 2011, p26

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 101 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 507 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed Mar. 18, 2012

Loved this salad! Very colorful! I added some cut up cooked asparagus and used fresh mozzarella cubed. Yummmmmmyyyyy!!!

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Reviewed Feb. 24, 2012

Easy and quick to make. Great side dish.

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Reviewed Jul. 27, 2011

My and and I both loved this salad, made exactly as the recipe states. Very flavorful.

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d3l
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2011

Sounds great. Haven't made it yet because I can't believe it only has one cup of dry pasta in it??????

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