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Classic Chef’s Pasta Salad

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Classic Chef’s Pasta Salad
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 4
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Get ready for pasta salad with a twist—and made easy with Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Salad™ Classic Pasta Salad Mix. Inspired by the classic chef’s salad, this Classic Chef's Pasta Salad recipe has something for everyone. Cooked chicken, ham, cheese, spinach and pasta are tossed in a creamy dressing for a satisfying pasta salad that's perfect for dinner or lunch.
Updated May 23, 2022

Ingredients

Steps

  • 1
    Pour pasta (from box) into 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain pasta. Rinse with cold water; drain well.
  • 2
    In large bowl, stir together seasoning (from box), mayonnaise and Dijon mustard to make dressing.
  • 3
    Add pasta, cheese, chicken, ham and spinach to dressing mixture in bowl; toss to gently coat. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until serving.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    This pasta salad recipe leaves plenty of room for inspiration and experimentation. Use chopped turkey or your favorite cheese. Try adding chopped fresh tomatoes or red bell peppers. Or top with sliced hard-cooked eggs right before serving. The sky's the limit!
  • tip 2
    If made ahead, stir in a few teaspoons of milk to moisten the pasta salad before serving, if needed.
  • tip 3
    Try using chopped romaine lettuce instead of baby spinach leaves for a different crunch.

Nutrition

620 Calories, 37g Total Fat, 29g Protein, 40g Total Carbohydrate, 3g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: About 1 1/3 Cups
Calories
620
Calories from Fat
340
Total Fat
37g
58%
Saturated Fat
11g
53%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
90mg
30%
Sodium
1430mg
60%
Potassium
650mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
13%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
3g
Protein
29g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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