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Confetti Pea Salad


  • 1 cup cooked small pasta shells
  • 1/2 cup cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1/3 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/4 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet yellow pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons ranch salad dressing
  • 1 tablespoon plain yogurt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped red apple
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In another bowl, combine the mayonnaise, salad dressing, yogurt and pepper. Pour over pasta mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Just before serving, stir in the apple and walnuts.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 365 calories, 17g fat (3g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 444mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 4g fiber), 23g protein.


Average Rating: 4
  • slmacbeth
    Oct 19, 2017

    Decent way to use up leftover chicken. I used sour cream instead of plain yogurt because that's what I had.

  • CookerBee
    Jul 27, 2014

    I thought this was pretty good. With all of the ingredients, 2 servings did not seem worth the effort. I made 4x the recipe except only did 2x the celery, colored pepper, chicken, and walnuts based on what I had. I used yogurt ranch dressing and used some green onion for the red. For the apple I did half apple and half halved grapes, per a similar recipe. The grapes were a great sub. I just added salt and pepper to taste. This made for a filling salad this weekend. ty

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