Artichoke-Pepper Pasta Salad

Staples play a starring role in this meatless dish that you can make in no time.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

2 2/3
cups uncooked fusilli (corkscrew) pasta (8 oz)
1
jar (7 oz) roasted red bell peppers, drained, chopped
1
jar (2.5 oz) Green Giant™ sliced mushrooms, drained
1
jar (6 to 7 oz) marinated artichoke hearts, undrained
2
tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2
teaspoon pepper
2
tablespoons pine nuts
3
tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves, if desired

  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix bell peppers, mushrooms, artichoke hearts (with liquid), cheese and pepper. Add pasta; toss. Sprinkle with nuts and basil.

Expert Tips

Serve this salad as a side dish, at any time. All the ingredients are pantry items that you can keep on hand indefinitely.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
200
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
330mg
330%;
Total Carbohydrate
36g
36%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
8g
8%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%;
Vitamin C
80%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.