Penne Pasta Salad (multigrain)

Penne Pasta Salad (multigrain)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 14
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 162.9
  • Total Fat: 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 2.9 mg
  • Sodium: 289.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 28.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.4 g
  • Protein: 9.1 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Penne Pasta Salad (multigrain) calories by ingredient


Penne Pasta Salad Penne Pasta Salad
Number of Servings: 14


    Barilla Plus Penne Pasta (14.5 oz box)
    2 cups chopped fresh broccoli florets
    2 cups carrots chopped into bite-sized pieces
    2 cups cherry tomatoes
    1/2 cup Kraft Free Italian Dressing
    1/2 cup Kraft 2% Milk Sharp Cheddar Cheese

    (I listed the exact brands I used so you know what I used for the recipe calculations)


cook pasta as directed. Place chopped broccoli and carrots into strainer. To drain the pasta, pour it into the strainer containing the vegetables to blanch them. Toss vegetables and pasta and place in refridgerator until chilled. Toss other ingredients with pasta mixture and serve cold.
Prep time above includes the time needed to chill before adding other ingredients.

This would be really good with tuna too if you want to add more protein.

Optional: add 1/4 cup black olives

Number of Servings: 14

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HEIDI14DAN.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I use almost the same recipe, except my family likes their veggies a little more cooked. Just throw the veggies into the water with the pasta for the last couple of minutes, then strain. Fast prep and better as left overs than the first day! - 6/30/09

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    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Great Recipe. My daughter and I made this using the opened boxes of pasta we had left in the house (all whole grained), added bell peppers, onions and turkey pepperoni and have enough to eat for a couple of days at work. When its 100+ degrees outside we were looking for something healthy and cool. - 6/30/09

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    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe and easily adaptable (I'm vegan, so I didn't add the cheese). And nice tip about blanching the veggies while straining the pasta--saved me a step :) - 7/6/08

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    Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I'll make a smaller portion next time, and plan to add tuna or chicken. It was great, easy, and fast. Thanks for sharing. - 7/9/08

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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is so great, I have been looking forever for a pasta salad that is healthy and this is so perfect. (And it is easy to make). Thanks so much for sharing. - 6/11/10