Primavera Pasta Salad

Primavera Pasta Salad

Need a dish to pass for a potluck? Here's a pasta salad tossed with a creamy dressing that's ready in less than 30 minutes.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

25

Minutes

Makes

14

servings

3 1/2
cups uncooked bow-tie (farfalle) pasta (9 oz)
2
cups fresh snow pea pods (12 oz), strings removed
2
large red bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces (2 cups)
2
medium carrots, sliced (1 cup)
1/2
cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1/2
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (2 oz)
1
cup creamy Parmesan 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. In very large (4-quart) bowl, mix bell peppers, carrots, basil and cheese. In small bowl, mix dressing and milk with wire whisk. Add dressing mixture, pasta and pea pods to bell pepper mixture; toss to coat.
Makes 14 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
Any medium-sized pasta shape can be substituted for the bow-tie pasta.
Health Twist
Look for low-fat or fat-free salad dressing. If you can't find the Parmesan flavor with less fat, look for low-fat creamy Italian.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 180
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 310mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 19g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 3g),
  • Protein 5g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.