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Potato Pasta Caesar Salad

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 6

Can’t decide which dish to take to your next potluck? Take two favorites in one with this potato-pasta salad. Tossed in a creamy Caesar sauce, it’s guaranteed to disappear quick. ...MORE+ LESS-

Cheeky Kitchen Cheeky Kitchen
September 20, 2016

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Salad™ Caesar pasta salad mix
2
cups Progresso™ chicken broth
6
medium red potatoes, boiled or roasted until tender, then cooled
1
cup frozen peas
1
cup grape tomatoes, halved
10
sliced bacon, cooked and chopped
1/4
cup fresh dill, finely chopped
2/3
cup mayonnaise

Steps

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  • 1
    In a large pot, stir together Suddenly Salad™ pasta and broth. Bring to a boil and cook for 13-15 minutes, stirring often, until pasta is tender and broth is cooked off.
  • 2
    Place pasta in a large serving bowl with potatoes, peas, tomatoes, bacon and dill.
  • 3
    In a bowl, stir together mayonnaise and the Suddenly Salad™ spice packet.
  • 4
    Add mayonnaise dressing to serving bowl. Toss to coat. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
540
Calories from Fat
220
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
37%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
23%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
1010mg
42%
Potassium
1090mg
31%
Total Carbohydrate
66g
22%
Dietary Fiber
5g
22%
Sugars
6g
Protein
14g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Okay, so ready? Confession Time.

    I have this totally irrational fear of taking a potluck dish to a potluck, having everyone turn up their noses at my makings and leave the potluck with a totally full, uneaten bowl.

    As with all weaknesses, I’ve seen terror as an opportunity to obsessively hunt for the Finest Potluck Foodstuffs in all the land. And have therefore created a secret recipe stash of irresistible, crowd pleasing potluckery that wins the world.

    NBD. I’m basically just a potluck fanatic.

    Which is to say, you can totally trust me. Because I’ve started into the fear-laden face of death and come out the other side, toting homemade dishes so good, fellow potluckians have crowned me Queen. Or, well. They would have, if they’d have been able to stop shoveling forkfuls into their mouths, catching breaths between sighs and squeals.

    You, too, can rock this quite of response at your next potluck. I want this for you. I can’t have another soul take home a lackluster bowl of inedibles. And so, I’m sharing one winner guaranteed to rock the potluck.

    POTATO. PASTA. SALAD.

    Already a winner here, because it’s got all the things everyone already loves. This scrumptious salad is about to become your ticket to potluck professionalism. Quit your day job and travel around the world wowing people at potucks. You’ve never heard of such a thing? That’s because you’ve obviously never shared this dish with 22 of your closest friends and neighbors, only to be carried out on the streets atop their shoulders, chanting as if you were the politician of peace and tasty-ness.

    Prepare yourself.

    Here’s your ingredient line-up. To make this salad perfecto and simple, I start it off with a box of Suddenly Salad. The exact-right amount of pasta plus a fab seasoning pack that makes some killer creamy Caesar dressing.

    Prep the pasta by boiling it in Progresso broth. You can also boil it in water, but I love the added flavor the broth lends the pasta.

    Prep the dressing by stirring together the seasoning packet and a bit of mayo. Okay, a lot of mayo. You do what you have to to win the potluck, you know.

    Time to put it all together. Pop potatoes, bacon, dill, dressing, pasta and such and such into a large bowl.

    Toss and stir gently until well mixed.

    And grab a Sharpie.

    Because you’re about to be signing autographs after tucking this recipe into the summertime spread. Way to win the potluck, you clever cook, you.

    Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen where she shares crazy simple, healthy family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!

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