Minestrone Pasta Salad

Minestrone Pasta Salad

This traditional beans-and-pasta dish is on the table in only 20 minutes. Now that's quick!

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Total Time

21

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

3
cups (7 1/2 ounces) uncooked medium pasta shells
2/3
cup Italian dressing
1/2
cup shredded Parmesan cheese
2
medium carrots, sliced (1 cup)
1
medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1
can (19 oz) Progresso® red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
1
can (15 oz) Progresso® chick peas (garbanzo beans), drained, rinsed
1
can (14 1/2 ounces) Italian-style stewed or diced tomatoes, drained
  1. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  2. Toss pasta and remaining ingredients. Serve warm or cold.
Makes 6 servings
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Did You Know...
Minestrone means "big soup" in Italian. This thick, hearty vegetable soup is at the other end of the soup spectrum from Italy's minestrina-- or "little soup"--that has a thin broth and smaller pieces of vegetables.
Health Twist
Use whole wheat pasta shells for heartier pasta with extra fiber and protein.
Variation
Want a little more crunch? Add a stalk of celery to the mix. Remove ribs and slice celery into thin pieces. It goes great with the carrots and bell pepper.
Planned-Overs
Double this quick and easy recipe and you'll have enough to pack away for lunch tomorrow.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 460
    • (Calories from Fat 90),
  • Total Fat 10g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 5mg;
  • Sodium 630mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 71g
    • (Dietary Fiber 11g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 22g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 4 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 1 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 5;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.