Easy Pasta Salad

A simple easy pasta salad. Nothing fancy, just good with fresh carrots and crisp red bell pepper.

Easy Pasta Salad

Also try my Caesar pasta salad.

Easy Pasta Salad

A simple easy pasta salad. Nothing fancy, just good with fresh carrots and crisp red bell pepper.
Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 377kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Zesty Italian salad dressing
  • 1 cup elbow macaroni pasta I used bow-tie and doubled the amount, cooked, drained and cooled
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese crumbles
  • 3/4 cup carrots cut into matchsticks
  • 1/2 cup peas frozen, thawed slightly
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper minced

Other add-ins (optional)

  • ham diced
  • olives diced
  • broccoli blanched, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh herbs chopped (basil or dill)

Instructions

  • Combine the mayo and salad dressing in a medium bowl.

Nutrition

Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 351mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3315IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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