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Zesty Pasta Salad

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6 servings, 2/3 cup each

Reduce the fat with this made-over Zesty Pasta Salad recipe. There's so much flavor packed into our Zesty Pasta Salad, you may find yourself in disbelief.

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

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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.


Prepare using KRAFT Natural 2% Milk Colby & Monterey Jack Cheese Crumbles.

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

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, good source of vitamin C from the red peppers, and good source of calcium from the shredded cheese. Eating right never tasted so good.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings, 2/3 cup each
Calories 180
Total fat 7g
Saturated fat 3g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 300mg
Carbohydrate 25g
Dietary fiber 4g
Sugars 4g
Protein 9g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 130 %DV
Vitamin C 20 %DV
Calcium 10 %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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