Creamy Parmesan Pasta Salad

Creamy Parmesan Pasta Salad

Farmers' market basil and produce mixed with bow-ties and Parmesan make the perfect pasta salad to serve at your next backyard get-together.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

25

Minutes

Makes

14

servings

3 1/2
cups uncooked farfalle (bow-tie) pasta, (9 ounces)
2
cups snow (Chinese) pea pods, strings removed (12 ounces)
2
large red bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces (2 cups)
2
medium carrots (1 cup)
1/2
cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1/2
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (2 ounces)
1
cup light creamy Caesar dressing
2
tablespoons milk
  1. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package, adding pea pods for last minute of cooking. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, mix bell peppers, carrots, basil and cheese in very large (4-quart) bowl. Mix dressing and milk in small bowl with wire whisk. Add dressing mixture, pasta and pea pods to bell pepper mixture; toss to coat.
Makes 14 servings (3/4 cup each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
If fresh basil isn’t available, add 1 1/4 teaspoons dried basil leaves.
Health Twist
Look for low-fat or fat-free salad dressing. If you can’t find the Parmesan flavor with less fat, try creamy Italian.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 175
    • (Calories from Fat 80 ),
  • Total Fat 9 g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 g,),
  • Cholesterol 6 mg;
  • Sodium 250 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 18 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2 g,
  • Protein 5 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.