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    Awesome & Easy Pasta Salad

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    25 mins

    15 mins

    10 mins

    Mary Scheffert's Note:

    This is a great side dish or main course, especially in the summer. Also good for pot lucks!

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

    Units: US | Metric

    • 16 ounces pasta (any shape like spirals, shells, elbows, etc)
    • 1 green pepper
    • 1 yellow pepper
    • 1 red pepper
    • 1 medium red onion
    • 1 (16 ounce) can sliced large pitted ripe olives, drained
    • fresh mushrooms, sliced
    • 1 bottle Italian dressing (I use Wishbone Fat Free)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cook pasta until al dente; drain& rinse well under cold running water.
    2. 2
      Let cold pasta drain thoroughly in colander while preparing the remaining ingredients.
    3. 3
      Cut off the tops of the peppers& remove seeds.
    4. 4
      Cut into large bite-size pieces& set aside.
    5. 5
      Cut onion into pieces about the same size as the peppers.
    6. 6
      Combine drained pasta, peppers, onion, olives& mushrooms in a large bowl.
    7. 7
      Pour about 1/2 the bottle of dressing over all, and toss to coat.
    8. 8
      Cover bowl& refrigerate overnight.
    9. 9
      Before serving, pour remaining dressing over the pasta salad, toss thoroughly& serve.
    10. 10
      *NOTE:Other veggies of your choice can be added as well--carrot curls, cut green beans, peas, etc.

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    Nutritional Facts for Awesome & Easy Pasta Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (127 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 199.6
     
    Calories from Fat 44
    22%
    Total Fat 4.9 g
    7%
    Saturated Fat 0.6 g
    3%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 351.9 mg
    14%
    Total Carbohydrate 33.8 g
    11%
    Dietary Fiber 3.1 g
    12%
    Sugars 1.7 g
    6%
    Protein 5.7 g
    11%

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    Italian dressing

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