Summertime Pasta Salad Recipe
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Summertime Pasta Salad Recipe

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Nothing says summer quite like a cool pasta salad with loads of vegetables! Best of all, this recipe calls for frozen vegetables, so it's perfect when you don't have time to slice and dice fresh produce.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables
  • 2/3 cup ranch salad dressing
  • 1/3 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 small tomatoes, diced

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 346 calories, 20g fat (3g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 611mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein


  1. In a large kettle, cook pasta according to package directions. Place frozen vegetables in strainer. Pour cooked pasta and water over vegetables to thaw; rinse and drain well. In a small bowl or jar with tight-fitting lid, combine salad dressings, dill and garlic salt until smooth. Place pasta mixture in a large bowl. Add tomatoes and dressing; stir gently to coat. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Summertime Pasta Salad in Taste of Home Meals in Minutes Calendar Annual 1996, p3

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Reviewed Apr. 20, 2015

"Love this recipe; so easy and quick. I steamed fresh broccoli, added chopped tomatoes, some bacon bits. Have also made with imitation crabmeat. Always a hit."

Reviewed Jan. 9, 2015

"Took this to salad day at work. Was a great, co workers requested recipe. Made by the recipe. Love the favors."

Reviewed Jul. 24, 2014

"Love the flavors. I just used onion, olives and tomatoes for the veggies and added bacon bits. Yum."

Reviewed May. 28, 2014 Edited Sep. 15, 2014

"Yummy and so easy! Made it for a picnic and it was it the first dish to go!"

Reviewed Jul. 4, 2013

"Excellent easy pasta salad. Loved it."

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