Personalized Pasta Salad

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Bowl with Spoon

Prep time:
10 MIN

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Cook time:
15 MIN

Silouette of 2 people

8 Servings


Serving Size:
1/2 cup


  • 2 cups uncooked pasta, such as macaroni or rotini
  • 1⁄2 cup reduced-fat salad dressing
  • 2 cups cooked, cubed chicken
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 medium red or green bell pepper, cut in 1" pieces
  • 1/2 medium red onion, diced
  • 1 can (4 ounces) sliced black olives


Measure 6 cups of water into a (4 quart or larger) sauce pan.
Bring water to a boil over high heat and add pasta. Cook until tender (about 8 to 10 minutes), stirring occasionally. Drain. Rinse with cold water to cool quickly; drain well.
Add dressing; toss lightly.
Add meat and vegetables, and toss again.
Chill until ready to serve.
Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


Substitute cooked beef, pork, tuna, salmon, turkey, shrimp, or hard-boiled egg for the chicken.