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Penne Pasta Salad

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling

Makes

8 servings

I came up with this recipe one day while experimenting in my kitchen. This salad makes a great side dish with just about any kind of meat.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) penne pasta
  • 1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 bottle (8 ounces) Italian salad dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. Meanwhile, combine tomatoes, green pepper, onions and olives. Stir in pasta. Combine remaining ingredients; pour over salad and toss to coat. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 320 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 608mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.

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