Cranberry Pasta Salad


This is an all time favorite of those that I've met in my past business {background story here}  
It's perfect as a side dish or as an entree with a little cooked turkey or chicken added to it. 
Family dinner or potluck dish, you'll be glad you made this one!






Ingredients

16 oz package chunky pasta (bow tie or spirals are good options)
one Simply Creamy Slaw dressing, prepared (just the dressing, not the cabbage) {click for recipe}
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup diced celery
OPTIONAL (entree version)
1 pound cooked and diced turkey or chicken

Directions
  1. Prepare the pasta according to package directions.  Drain and place in a large serving bowl.
  2. Add the prepared slaw dressing, dried cranberries, and optional turkey or chicken. Toss to coat.
  3. Place in fridge and chill for about 30 minutes or up to 3 days.  


Tami's Tip:
I like to keep the dried ingredients for this recipe packaged in the pantry for a fast and easy 'go to' side dish or simple entree.  Just follow the directions on the recipe for the Simply Creamy Slaw for bagging the dry ingredients, add the cranberries and put that into a larger baggie with the pasta.  Like this...


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1 comment:

  1. Tami,

    THANKS, THANKS, THANKS SO MUCH!!! I have to say this pasta salad is one of my all-time favorites from the HG Days! I would carry this mix (& MPPM) with me when traveling to visit family in TN & LA; made it every time I was asked to bring food to my Women's Ministry Bible Study; & my husband always brought home an empty bowl & order requests from his job. While I did order a lot of them at the end, I always wonder if I should use one of the mixes or hold on to them. Now I can make them whenever the craving hits me! :)

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