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Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad

Prep Time
20
min.
Total Time
1
hr.
20
min.
Servings

6 servings, about 2/3 cup each

Taste the Mediterranean with our Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad! Black olives and sun-dried tomatoes highlight this easy-to-make scrumptious pesto pasta salad.

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Make It

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  • Mix pesto and dressing in large bowl until blended.
  • Add remaining ingredients; mix lightly.
  • Refrigerate 1 hour.

Healthy Living

Save 40 calories per serving by preparing with MIRACLE WHIP Light Dressing.

Special Extra

Looking for a way to include more whole grains and fiber in your diet? Prepare this tasty salad using whole wheat rotini pasta.

Substitute

Prepare using MIRACLE WHIP FREE Dressing.

Servings

  • 6 servings, about 2/3 cup each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings, about 2/3 cup each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 340
Total fat 21g
Saturated fat 3g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 440mg
Carbohydrate 30g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Protein 8g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 8 %DV
Vitamin C 6 %DV
Calcium 10 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this recipe for a family gathering last week, and it was a big hit! I made this recipe for a family gathering last week, and it was a big hit! :) The pasta salad is super-easy to prepare, and tastes wonderful! I couldn't find oil-packed sun dried tomatoes at my market, so I substituted dry packed tomatoes, and they worked just fine. (Just plump them up in hot water for five minutes before chopping.) My oldest son does not like salads with mayonaisse or tangy vineager dressings...he really loved this delicious salad with its pesto dressing. :) This pasta salad is also delicious served on top of a tossed green salad or just on a bed of plain lettuce...yum! :)
Date published: 2005-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I grow my own basil and made the pesto fresh. I grow my own basil and made the pesto fresh. I didn't make ANY substitutions and it was fantastic!For those who left out the sun dried tomatoes, I am sorry because that is what really gives it the unique flavor
Date published: 2013-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is seriously the best and easiest pesto you can make. This is seriously the best and easiest pesto you can make. I add 1/2ed grape tomatoes and some shredded parm cheese to the top and its the 1st salad gone every time. I never want to tell anyone how I made it so they think I slaved away at it
Date published: 2005-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My daughter made this recipe for a luncheon we were giving for a friend. My daughter made this recipe for a luncheon we were giving for a friend. It was so good, everyone, even the men asked for the recipe. We loved it, and I will definitely make it again soon.
Date published: 2005-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This recipe is the BEST pasta salad you will ever make. This recipe is the BEST pasta salad you will ever make. It is extremely easy and taste like a million bucks. It has a gourmet look and taste to it that is just out of this world. I make this sometimes for potlucks or back yard BBQ's and it is always a hit. The biggest challenge is keeping my husband, and myself, from eating it all before we leave the house!
Date published: 2005-04-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I used the pesto sauce called for & it was too greasy. I used the pesto sauce called for & it was too greasy. I had never had pesto before this though. I think they may all be greasy b/c it's made with olive oil. The basil is strong & gives it a very unique flavor. This may be one of those dishes that you like better each time you try it b/c it's so different. -A cook in St. Louis, MO
Date published: 2006-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Instead of sundried tomatos and olives I used sliced grape tomatoes, chickpeas, and artichokes... Instead of sundried tomatos and olives I used sliced grape tomatoes, chickpeas, and artichokes... So yummy! I also added a splash of balsamic vinegar for a little more tang... I can't wait to make this again!
Date published: 2010-06-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I took this pasta salad to a family party with high expectations, but it did not go over very well... I took this pasta salad to a family party with high expectations, but it did not go over very well at all. I was left with at least half of the salad to take home. I probably won't make this again.
Date published: 2009-01-06
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