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 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

Directions:

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.

Variations:

For more color use spiral vegetable pasta.

Tips:

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

Thanks to Recipe Makeover by CalorieKing

Nutritional Info (per serving)

CALORIES 201 cals
Kilojoules 841 kJ
Fat 4.0 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
Sodium 293 mg
Carbohydrates 33.0 g
Fiber 2.0 g
Total Sugars 4.8 g
Protein 6.0 g
Calcium 41.0 mg
CALORIES 464 cals
Kilojoules 1,942 kJ
Fat 22.0 g
Saturated Fat 4.0 g
Cholesterol 103 mg
Sodium 713 mg
Carbohydrates 60.0 g
Fiber 1.0 g
Total Sugars 27.4 g
Protein 7.0 g
Calcium 36.0 mg
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