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Classic Pasta Salad

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This is a good Classic Pasta Salad recipe to use some of that pasta that you have stockpiled. Publix has Wish-Bone dressing B1G1 this week. I used some of the leftover Grilled Chicken Breasts I fixed last night and some of the Marinated Cheese I made for New Years Day. You can really play with this recipe and use what you have on-hand or what’s on sale that week. I picked up some baby carrots for $.99 at Allegri’s yesterday as well as the two bell peppers. I forgot to grab those when I was at Publix the other day. I will be taking this for lunch this week!

Classic Pasta Salad Recipe:

Classic Pasta Salad

Classic Pasta Salad Ingredients:

1 14.5-oz. box rotini pasta (I used Ronzoni Smart Taste)
1 cup carrot, diced
1 cup mixed peppers, diced (I used red and green)
1 cup sliced olives
1 cup cheese, diced (I used Marinated Cheese)
1-1/2 cup Italian dressing
2 cooked chicken breasts, optional (I used Grilled Chicken Breasts)

How To Make Classic Pasta Salad:

Cook pasta according to package directions. Add diced carrots the last two minutes to cook slightly. Drain and run under cold water.

Combine all ingredients except dressing in a large mixing bowl. Add dressing; toss well. Chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving. If making the night before, add additional dressing if needed right before serving.


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Fay Ephrim

Friday 3rd of June 2016

I love pasta meals and so I try to vary it my own way in terms of additions. Thanks for the recipes

Shasta Walton

Monday 6th of June 2016

Thanks so much for stopping by Fay! :)

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