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Pasta Side Salad Made Over

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6 servings, 2/3 cup each

We cut the fat—but not the creamy, delicious flavor—from our favorite pasta side salad.

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Make It

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  • Mix dressings in large bowl.
  • Add remaining ingredients; mix lightly.
  • Refrigerate 30 min.

Makeover - How We Did It

We kept all of the flavor and creaminess of a traditional pasta salad in this tasty version that's prepared with KRAFT Lite Zesty Italian Dressing and KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Colby & Monterey Jack Cheeses. We also substituted MIRACLE WHIP Light Dressing for the mayonnaise, and used a reduced amount. As a result of these simple substitutions, this makeover saves 160 calories and 21g of fat, including 4.5g of sat fat, per serving when compared to that of the traditional salad.

Special Extra

Add 1/2 tsp. of your favorite dried herb, such as dill or basil.

Make Ahead

This flavorful salad can be refrigerated up to 24 hours before serving.


  • 6 servings, 2/3 cup each

Healthy Living

  • Good source of calcium
  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 1-1/2 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 1-1/2 Starch
  • 1 Meat (L)

Nutrition Bonus

Boost the nutrition of this summer favorite with the addition of colorful vegetables. And as a bonus, this tasty salad is high in both vitamin A from the carrots, high in vitamin C from the red peppers, and high in calcium from the shredded cheese. Eating right never tasted so good.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings, 2/3 cup each
Calories 170
Total fat 6g
Saturated fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 420mg
Carbohydrate 20g
Dietary fiber 3g
Sugars 4g
Protein 9g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 70 %DV
Vitamin C 30 %DV
Calcium 30 %DV
Iron 8 %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.

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