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Southwestern Ranch Pasta Salad

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 6
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Whipping up a great pasta salad while the meat is grilling is easy with Suddenly Salad. Just toss in your favorite veggies, stir and voilà!

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Salad® classic pasta salad mix
1
cup frozen corn
1/2
cup spicy ranch or regular ranch dressing
1
tablespoon lime juice
1 1/2
cups small broccoli florets
1
cup grape tomatoes, halved
4
medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Tortilla chips, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Empty Pasta mix into 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, adding corn during last 2 minutes of cooking.
  • 2 Drain pasta and corn; rinse with cold water. Shake to drain well.
  • 3 Im medium bowl, stir together seasoning mix, dressing and lime juice. Stir in pasta with corn and remaining ingredients except tortilla chips. Serve salad with tortilla chips. Serve immediately, or refrigerate.

Expert Tips

No Spicy Ranch dressing in your fridge? Just add about 1/4 teaspoon chili powder to the regular ranch dressing.

Toss it in! Stir 1 1/2 cups cut-up cooked chicken or ham or 1/2 cup Progresso® canned black beans (drained and rinsed) or shredded cheese into finished salad.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
117.5
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9.2g
14%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
5.1mg
2%
Sodium
187.2mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
8.7g
3%
Dietary Fiber
1.0g
4%
Sugars
2.4g
Protein
1.9g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
39.50%
40%
Calcium
2.40%
2%
Iron
2.80%
3%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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