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    Best Potluck Pasta Salad

    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    45 mins

    30 mins

    15 mins

    Barb Gertz's Note:

    This is a very good salad for a potluck, serves 16-18 as a side dish and can be made ahead of time; 12 to 24 hours. Chill time not included.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
    2. 2
      Rince with cold water; drain again.
    3. 3
      In a large bowl combine, pasta, squash, peas, sweet pepper, cheese, olives tomatoes, onion, and oregano.
    4. 4
      Add dressing to pasta mixture; toss gently to coat.
    5. 5
      Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 20, 2011

      55

      Delicious!!! I used orzo pasta (because it give a great creamy texture), both the squash and zucchini, frozen peas only (no corn), red pepper (finely diced rather than strips), no olives, red onion (finely diced), sharp cheddar cheese cubes (each cube sliced in half), fresh organic basil from a tube--it was so fragrant!! (the basil from a tube at my local supermarket: http://www.gourmetgarden.com/au/product/view/basil), and a homemade balsamic vinaigrette (not bottled) to cut down on the salt content (used this recipe: http://www.food.com/recipe/balsamic-vinaigrette-56625) What a wonderful non-mayo based pasta salad!! I highly recommend this recipe! :)

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    • on July 08, 2007

      55

      I love this recipe, so healthy.

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    • on June 25, 2004

      55

      I got nothing but raves about this pasta salad - thank you for sharing your recipe..... s.turner

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    Nutritional Facts for Best Potluck Pasta Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (87 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 157.2
     
    Calories from Fat 56
    35%
    Total Fat 6.2 g
    9%
    Saturated Fat 3.2 g
    16%
    Cholesterol 14.9 mg
    4%
    Sodium 177.7 mg
    7%
    Total Carbohydrate 18.4 g
    6%
    Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
    7%
    Sugars 2.0 g
    8%
    Protein 7.0 g
    14%

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    balsamic vinaigrette

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