Fasta Pasta

Fasta Pasta

Pasta salad gets the Recipe Makeover treatment. We shave off the calories, fat and carbs of traditional pasta salad in our version.

Per serving: 201 calories, 4g fat and 33g carbs.

Saves: 263 calories, 18g fat and 27g carbs.


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Serves: 4 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins

Yield: 4 x approx. 1-3/4 cup servings

Diabetes-Friendly Recipe Low-Carb Recipe

About this Recipe Makeover

Pasta salads can be loaded with oodles of fat and calories. Our makeover recipe replaces the high fat salad dressing with a smaller amount of low-fat dressing. We've also added color, fiber and nutrients with increased vegetables and fresh herbs.

Ingredients Convert to Imperial Show Makeover Show Traditional

  • 1 1/2 cup uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1 1/2 cup sliced and halved zucchini squash
  • 4 plum tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 2 Tbsp chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup low-fat Italian salad dressing
  • 3 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1 Tbsp crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 pinch of black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 3 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 small bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp pickle relish
  • 1 1/2 cup regular Miracle Whip salad dressing (or equivalent)
  • 3 Tbsp mustard
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


Cook pasta according to directions or until tender (about 8 to 10 minutes). Drain, rinse with cold water and drain again.

Place zucchini, tomatoes, mushrooms, and onion in large bowl. Add pasta and mix gently.

Combine salad dressing, basil, cheese, and black pepper in a blender. Pour over salad. Toss gently.


For more color use spiral vegetable pasta.


This recipe can be served immediately or made in advance and refrigerated.

Thanks to Recipe Makeover by CalorieKing