Confetti Pasta Salad

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Confetti Pasta Salad Recipe
Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Christy Flowers
This colorful low-fat pasta salad recipe is perfect for picnics, family reunions, and pot-luck suppers. You can make it a day and ahead, then cover and chill until serving time. 
6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)


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3/4 cup low-fat ranch dressing
1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1 teaspoon chopped fresh dillweed
2 cups uncooked small seashell macaroni
1 1/2 cups shelled green peas
1/2 cup diced yellow bell pepper
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
3/4 cup (3 ounces) cubed reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
Dillweed sprigs (optional)


Combine the ranch dressing, yogurt, and dillweed in a large bowl; stir well, and set dressing mixture aside.

Cook macaroni in boiling water for 5 minutes. Add peas, and cook an additional 3 minutes; drain well.

Add the macaroni mixture, bell peppers, and cheese cubes to dressing mixture, tossing to coat. Cover and chill. Stir before serving. Garnish with dillweed, if desired.

Created date

June 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 204
Caloriesfromfat 24 %
Fat 5.4 g
Satfat 2 g
Monofat 1.4 g
Polyfat 1.4 g
Protein 9.9 g
Carbohydrate 28.6 g
Fiber 2.5 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Iron 1.7 mg
Sodium 440 mg
Calcium 178 mg