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    Layered Picnic Pasta Salad

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    15 mins

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    BrendaM's Note:

    This is a great salad and actually tastes better the next day!

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    1. 1
      Cook pasta according to package directions, drain.
    2. 2
      Return to cooking pan and toss with 2 tablespoons vinaigrette dressing.
    3. 3
      Transfer half of pasta to a clear glass bowl.
    4. 4
      Layer peas, tomatoes, mushrooms, and proscuitto on pasta.
    5. 5
      Top with remaining pasta.
    6. 6
      Sprinkle with basil and pour remaining dressing evenly over salad.
    7. 7
      Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
    8. 8
      Serve at once or cover and chill until ready to serve.
    9. 9
      Toss right before serving to evenly coat dressing.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 12, 2003


      I was just about to post this same recipe but am glad to see it's already here. So I will review it instead. I made this salad the night before and we took it to my brother's lakehouse. Travels well in an icechest. I used about 1/4 lb. proscuitto because I wanted more meat. It was very easy to assemble and the flavors blend nicely. Thanks for posting it.

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    • on June 01, 2008


      I used Wishbone Zesty Italian dressing and had to use quite a bit more than 1/2 cup. I used 1/2 bottle! It was bland when I first tasted it after it chilled so I added salt, pepper and more dressing. I also used sliced pepperoni instead of proscuitto. It makes a very large bowl full of salad and is a nice change from the same old pasta salad.

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    • on July 04, 2005


      I thought the taste was bland even the next day. I added some fresh savory and that helped

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    Nutritional Facts for Layered Picnic Pasta Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (168 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 350.0
    Calories from Fat 124
    Total Fat 13.8 g
    Saturated Fat 3.0 g
    Cholesterol 50.0 mg
    Sodium 79.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 46.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.4 g
    Sugars 3.9 g
    Protein 10.9 g

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