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Ranch Broccoli Pasta Salad Recipe

Here's an easy summer salad for potlucks, ladies luncheons and picnics. Tricolor spiral pasta and broccoli florets are coated with a mild dressing and bits of bacon. Margie Shaw of Americus, Georgia sent the recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) tricolor spiral pasta, cooked, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 1 envelope reduced-fat ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, broccoli and onion. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, milk, salad dressing mix and salt. Add to pasta mixture; toss to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Just before serving, stir in bacon. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3/4 cup) equals 213 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 568 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.