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Sunny Broccoli Pasta Salad

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  6 reviews
  • 30 min prep time
  • 60 min total time
  • 12 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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Add pasta to an already popular broccoli, bacon, raisin and sunflower salad, and what do you get? Pasta-bilities!

Ingredients

Dressing

1/2
cup light mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/3
cup milk
1
tablespoon cider vinegar
2
teaspoons sugar
1/2
teaspoon salt

Salad

5
oz. (1 1/2 cups) uncooked pasta nuggets (radiatore)
8
slices bacon
2
cups small broccoli florets
1
cup small cauliflower florets
1/4
cup chopped red onion
1/4
cup golden raisins
3
tablespoons shelled sunflower seeds

Steps

  • 1 In small bowl, combine all dressing ingredients; blend with wire whisk until smooth. Refrigerate while cooking pasta.
  • 2 Cook pasta to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well.
  • 3 Meanwhile, cook bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon.
  • 4 In large bowl, combine cooked pasta, bacon and all remaining salad ingredients. Pour dressing over salad; toss gently to coat. Cover; refrigerate at least 30 minutes to blend flavors.
  • 1 In small bowl, combine all dressing ingredients; blend with wire whisk until smooth. Refrigerate while cooking pasta.
  • 2 Cook pasta to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well.
  • 3 Meanwhile, cook bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon.
  • 4 In large bowl, combine cooked pasta, bacon and all remaining salad ingredients. Pour dressing over salad; toss gently to coat. Cover; refrigerate at least 30 minutes to blend flavors.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 3/4 Cup
Calories
210
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
17%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
390mg
16%
Total Carbohydrate
22g
7%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
6g
6%
Protein
6g
6%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
45%
45%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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