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Creamy Black and Blue Pasta Salad

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  • 25 min prep time
  • 1 hr 25 min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Colorful cheesy beans and steak salad made using Suddenly Salad® ranch and bacon salad mix - a filling dinner.

Ingredients

1
box (7.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Salad® ranch and bacon salad mix
1/3
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/4
cup sour cream
2
oz blue cheese, crumbled (1/2 cup)
1
tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1
cup grape tomatoes, cut in half
1
red bell pepper, chopped
1/4
cup finely chopped red onion
1
package (6 oz) refrigerated seasoned steak strips, chopped
1
bag (6 oz) fresh baby spinach leaves

Steps

  • 1 Fill 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of water; heat to boiling. Add Pasta. Gently boil, uncovered, 12 minutes, stirring occasionally; drain. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain well.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine Seasoning mix from packet, mayonnaise, sour cream, blue cheese and lemon juice. Stir in remaining ingredients except spinach. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  • 3 Just before serving, place 2 cups of the spinach on each of 4 plates; divide pasta salad evenly over spinach.
  • 1 Fill 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of water; heat to boiling. Add Pasta. Gently boil, uncovered, 12 minutes, stirring occasionally; drain. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain well.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine Seasoning mix from packet, mayonnaise, sour cream, blue cheese and lemon juice. Stir in remaining ingredients except spinach. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  • 3 Just before serving, place 2 cups of the spinach on each of 4 plates; divide pasta salad evenly over spinach.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
540
Calories from Fat
240
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27g
41%
Saturated Fat
8g
38%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
65mg
21%
Sodium
950mg
39%
Potassium
630mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
48g
16%
Dietary Fiber
3g
14%
Sugars
9g
Protein
28g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
140%
140%
Vitamin C
100%
100%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 3 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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