How about some – Sweet and Tangy Pasta Salad

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2 cups Penne Pasta
1 cup Bow tie pasta
30z Pepperoni
40z sharp cheddar
1 pack frozen broccoli florets
1 14oz tin chopped tomatoes (drained)
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup ranch dressing
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon basil
1/3 cup whipped dressing
3 – 4 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons sweet relish
1/4 cup bacon bits

Cook pasta in a pan of boiling water, with garlic powder and basil, for 7 minutes.
Add broccoli florets to the pasta, bring back to boil and cook for additional 3 minutes.
photo 2-1Drain and rinse with cold water – set aside.

In a large bowl, mix whipped dressing, ranch, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and olive oil.
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Whisk until well blended, add lemon juice and sweet relish.

Chop cheese and pepperoni into bite size pieces and set aside with the bacon bits.
photo 5Add pasta, broccoli and tomatoes to the bowl with dressing, toss until well coated.
Add meats and cheese and mix well.
Chill for an hour.
Serve and enjoy!
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3 Responses to How about some – Sweet and Tangy Pasta Salad

  1. Kathy Samuel says:

    Mmm, this looks good, we love pasta salad so I could well be giving this one a try!

    Like

  2. Pingback: Herb and Chicken Penne with Creamy Italian Cheese | Recipes for a Healthy You

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