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Turkey and Pasta Ranch Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

6 servings

This easy pasta salad is loaded with fresh veggies, and the classic ranch dressing makes it appealing to kids. —Julie Peterson, Crofton, Maryland
Turkey and Pasta Ranch Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked whole wheat spiral pasta (about 5 ounces)
  • 2 medium sweet peppers, chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow summer squash, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 cups cubed cooked turkey or chicken
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup peppercorn ranch salad dressing
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain well.
  2. Place pasta, vegetables, turkey and parsley in a large bowl; toss with dressing and salt. Sprinkle with cheese.

Nutrition Facts

1-2/3 cups: 256 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 383mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 19g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

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