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Seven-Layer Holiday Pasta Salad

Seven-Layer Holiday Pasta Salad

Holidays beg for do-ahead food prep. Here's a colorful salad created with you in mind.

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 30 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

2
cups uncooked farfalle (bow-tie) pasta (4 ounces)
2
cups broccoli florets
2
medium tomatoes, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1
medium yellow bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1/3
cup diced red onion
1
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/2
cup plain yogurt
2
tablespoons sugar
1/2
teaspoon curry powder
1 1/2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (6 ounces)
1
tablespoon Betty Crocker® Bac~Os® bacon flavor bits or chips
2
tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Place broccoli in boiling water. Cover and cook 1 minute; drain. Immediately rinse with cold water; drain.
  • 2 While pasta is cooking, layer tomatoes, broccoli, bell pepper and onion in 2-quart glass serving bowl.
  • 3 In medium bowl, mix mayonnaise, yogurt, sugar and curry powder. Stir in pasta. Layer pasta evenly over onion in serving bowl.
  • 4 Sprinkle with cheese. Top with bacon bits and parsley. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours before serving but no longer than 24 hours.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
(
Calories from Fat
270),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
30g
30%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
320mg
320%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
11g
11%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
12%;
Vitamin C
92%;
Calcium
16%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Tips  

Expert Tips

Use star- or tree-shaped pasta, rotini or any medium shell pasta.

Cooking the broccoli quickly in boiling water softens it slightly and brings out the bright green color. Pat dry with a paper towel so it maintains its crispness.

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