Minestrone Salad

Combine the best ingredients from everyone's favorite Italian soup to create a spectacular pasta salad.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

5
cups uncooked bow tie (farfalle) pasta (12 oz)
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
1
package (3.5 oz) sliced pepperoni
4
Italian plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1/2
cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4
cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4
cup shredded fresh Parmesan cheese (1 oz)
Freshly ground black pepper, if desired
1
bottle (8 oz) Italian salad dressing (3/4 cup)
  • 1 Cook pasta to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool.
  • 2 In large bowl, combine cooked pasta and all remaining ingredients; mix well. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until serving time.

Expert Tips

Any medium-sized pasta can be used in place of the bow tie pasta.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
470mg
470%;
Total Carbohydrate
32g
32%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
10g
10%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.