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Minestrone Pasta Salad

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 21 min
  • Servings 6

This traditional beans-and-pasta dish is on the table in only 20 minutes. Now that's quick! MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

3
cups (7 1/2 ounces) uncooked medium pasta shells
2/3
cup Italian dressing
1/2
cup shredded Parmesan cheese
2
medium carrots, sliced (1 cup)
1
medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1
can (19 oz) Progresso™ red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained, rinsed
1
can (14 1/2 ounces) Italian-style stewed or diced tomatoes, drained

Steps

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  • 1
    Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 2
    Toss pasta and remaining ingredients. Serve warm or cold.

Expert Tips

  • Minestrone means "big soup" in Italian. This thick, hearty vegetable soup is at the other end of the soup spectrum from Italy's minestrina-- or "little soup"--that has a thin broth and smaller pieces of vegetables.
  • Use whole wheat pasta shells for heartier pasta with extra fiber and protein.
  • Want a little more crunch? Add a stalk of celery to the mix. Remove ribs and slice celery into thin pieces. It goes great with the carrots and bell pepper.
  • Double this quick and easy recipe and you'll have enough to pack away for lunch tomorrow.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
460
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
630mg
26%
Potassium
770mg
22%
Total Carbohydrate
71g
24%
Dietary Fiber
11g
47%
Sugars
6g
Protein
22g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%
70%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
30%
30%
Exchanges:
4 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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