Zesty Potluck Pasta Salad

Love to bring home an empty bowl from potlucks? Here's a crowd-size pasta pleaser that almost guarantees an empty bowl.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 14

2
boxes Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Salad® classic pasta salad mix
3
cups Green Giant™ Select® frozen broccoli florets
2/3
cup Italian dressing
1/3
cup cold water
2
cups cut-up cooked chicken or ham
1 1/2
cups halved grape tomatoes

  • 1 Empty contents of pasta pouch (from salad mix) into 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding broccoli during last 2 minutes of cooking.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, stir contents of seasoning mix packet (from salad mix), the dressing and cold water until blended; set aside.
  • 3 Drain pasta with broccoli; rinse with cold water. Shake to drain well. Stir pasta with broccoli, chicken and tomatoes into dressing mixture. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until serving.

Expert Tips

Make it your own. Stir in cubed cheese, chopped red or green bell pepper or sliced ripe olives with the chicken.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
660mg
660%;
Total Carbohydrate
24g
24%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
10g
10%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.