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    Cheddar Pasta Toss

    Cheddar Pasta Toss. Photo by AZPARZYCH

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    15 hrs 20 mins

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    ~SarahBeth~'s Note:

    This is from the Southern Living 5 Star Recipe Collection cookbooks. My mom has them and this is my favorite recipe out of the collection. It's so pretty for a luncheon or even a picnic -- sometimes I eat it for lunch. The presentation is so pretty with the tri-color rotini but sometime I just use whatever pasta I have on hand. I also double the dressing because I like a lot. The whole recipe also doubles very easily! Also for the ham I use lunch meat ham or the John Morrell's cubed ham. Enjoy! Chill time not included in cook time.

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    Serves: 6-8


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    1. 1
      Cook rotini according to package directions, during the last 5-7 minutes of cooking time add peas to rotini.
    2. 2
      Drain pasta and peas, rinse pasta and peas in cold water, then drain again.
    3. 3
      Combine pasta/peas with the next five ingredients. Toss gently to combine.
    4. 4
      In a small bowl combine all of the mayo with the next 4 ingredients and the salt and pepper if using. Whisk together until smooth and uniform.
    5. 5
      Pour dressing over the pasta mixture and stir gently to combine until the pasta mixture is evenly coated.
    6. 6
      Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Overnight is best.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 02, 2011


      Made this for a neighborhood potluck & it was a huge success! There were 5 couples there, & I kind of expected to have some left over, but no such luck! Followed your recipe right on down & was very happy with the results! I'll definitely be making this one again, for sure! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]

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    • on May 02, 2010


      This is really good! Made as is except left out the olives (next time will try some green olives). The dressing has a nice mellow flavor too it and was just wet enough for us (didn't double the dressing). Will be making for an upcoming family BBQ!) Made for Everyday Holiday 4/2010.

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    • on March 08, 2010


      SarahBeth, we love this recipe. So easy and versatile as well! First time I made it almost exactly as is, other than leaving out the ham. On your advice I doubled the dressing, and my youngest daughter would even have liked a little more dressing than that! Second time I made it (on her request) but had to use wholewheat fusilli, both girls agree, much better with the tri-colour fusilli. I still left out the ham, and added frozen corn, a finely chopped green pepper, and a finely chopped carrot. (Actually, I added those veg first time too). I stuck to doubling the dressing. This has become an overnight favourite for my youngest, I made this second lot for her to take back to varsity with her, and gave her the recipe as well! Easily and quickly prepared, I was really happy to have found this recipe. Thank you! Made for PRMR tag game.

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    Nutritional Facts for Cheddar Pasta Toss

    Serving Size: 1 (145 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 425.4
    Calories from Fat 229
    Total Fat 25.4 g
    Saturated Fat 10.7 g
    Cholesterol 64.7 mg
    Sodium 495.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 28.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.7 g
    Sugars 4.7 g
    Protein 21.1 g

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