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Hot Dog Pasta Salad

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 6

Kids will gladly dive into this pasta salad featuring their favorites--from hot dogs to crunchy shoestring potatoes! ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
package (1 pound) hot dog
1
package Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Salad® classic pasta salad mix
3
tablespoons cold water
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
4
ounces process cheese spread loaf, shredded (1 cup)
1
cup shoestring potatoes, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Make 1/4-inch-deep diagonal slashes 1/2 inch apart in each hot dog. Grill hot dogs uncovered 4 to 5 inches from medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, turning frequently, until hot and slashes begin to open. Cut completely through slashes. Refrigerate hot dog pieces.
  • 2
    Empty Pasta mix into 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 3
    Stir together Seasoning mix, oil and cold water in large bowl; set aside.
  • 4
    Drain pasta; rinse with cool water. Shake to drain well. Stir pasta, hot dog pieces and remaining ingredients into seasoning mixture. Serve immediately, or refrigerate.

Expert Tips

  • Prevent sticking by gradually adding pasta to rapidly boiling water and stirring, then stirring occasionally during cooking.
  • Grilling adds wonderful flavor to this pasta salad, but in a pinch, simply cut hot dogs as directed in the recipe and cook as directed on the package.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
Calories from Fat
300
% Daily Value
Total Fat
33 g
Saturated Fat
13 g
Cholesterol
60 mg
Sodium
1820 mg
Potassium
270 mg
Total Carbohydrate
31 g
Dietary Fiber
2 g
Protein
16 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
14%
14%
Iron
14%
14%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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