Simple Tasty Pasta Salad Recipe

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Rita Walters Modified: March 29, 2022
Simple Tasty Pasta Salad Recipe

How To Make Simple Tasty Pasta Salad

Try making an effortless meal with our Simple Tasty Pasta Salad Recipe. Enjoy a colorful dish of tricolor rotini pasta, Italian dressing, and bacon bits.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 12ozrotini pastatri-color
  • 4pcsRoma tomatoesplum, quartered
  • 1cucumberquartered and sliced
  • ½green bell pepperminced
  • ¼pcred onionminced
  • 2.25ozblack olivessliced
  • 16ozItalian-style salad dressingzesty lite, to taste
  • 2.5ozbacon bits(1 package)
  • 6ozdried cranberriesto taste

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook the rotini at a boil for about 8 minutes, until tender yet firm to the bite.

  2. Drain the rotini. Rinse pasta with cold water until cool, then drain.

  3. Combine cooled pasta, tomatoes, cucumber, green bell pepper, red onion, and black olives in a large bowl.

  4. Pour Italian-style salad dressing over the pasta mixture, then toss to coat.

  5. Sprinkle bacon bits and cranberries over the salad to serve. Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 1099.58kcal
  • Fat: 68.29g
  • Saturated Fat: 13.39g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 21.67g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 29.18g
  • Carbohydrates: 109.15g
  • Fiber: 7.16g
  • Sugar: 36.31g
  • Protein: 18.83g
  • Cholesterol: 18.96mg
  • Sodium: 518.64mg
  • Calcium: 59.41mg
  • Potassium: 606.92mg
  • Iron: 2.57mg
  • Vitamin A: 37.56µg
  • Vitamin C: 23.09mg
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