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Summertime Pasta Salad Recipe

Summertime Pasta Salad Recipe

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. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Summertime Pasta Salad

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MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2014

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

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2013

"Excellent easy pasta salad. Loved it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2012

"I just made this for the 1st time... I added chopped onion and fresh chopped garlic and black olives... Delish !! Its a keeper !"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2012

"This was very good I had out of town guest who loved it too. We added tomatoes and carrots to the mix. My aunt even asked me for the recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2012

"Good flavor."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"I wasn't a fan of this dish. There was something about the dressing (ranch and italian dressing) that just didn't seem right to me. It was a little better to eat once the pasta was chilled in the fridge for a while but I won't be making this again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2011

"Easy to make and had a good flavor. Only thing I added was a bit of chopped onion. Would definitely make again as I am always looking for quick, tasty recipes."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2011

"Great recipe! Simple and full of flavor. Only thing is I despise frozen veggies so I used cherry tomatoes, broccoli, and cubed colby cheese and it turned out wonderful."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 30, 2011

"Made this today and everyone loved it. I used frozen green peas, and then added diced onions, and 2 small tomatoes.

I had a 4 year old grandson that scarfed it down. Ate 3 servings..Lots of great comments . A keeper of a recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2010

"I've made it twice already - very good."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2010

"I took this to a backyard party and it was a big hit! It's so easy to make and delicious!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2010

"This was a very good salad! I didn't use as much dill weed and no tomatoes and was still good!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2010

"Oh, yeah! This is delicious! I only had frozen peas on hand, so this was my only substitution."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 24, 2009

"green or red peppers, corn, peas,left over chicken........."

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