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QUICK AND EASY PASTA SALAD

When it comes to buying frozen food, I try to avoid TV dinners, pizzas, and other packaged meals. They’re usually packed with sodium and they never taste all that great anyway. However, I do always have some frozen veggies and berries on hand. They’re easy to cook with, last much longer than fresh produce, and they’re actually pretty healthy.
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 443 kcal
Author: Jillee

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces Pasta dried
  • 16 ounces Mixed vegetables Frozen
  • 4 ounces Cream cheese spread with chive and onion
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • 50 grams Shredded Parmesan cheese

Instructions:

  1. Bring a pot of water to boil, add a pinch of salt, and then add the noodles.
  2. Check the cooking instructions for your noodles, and add your frozen veggies when the noodles need 5 minutes of cooking.
  3. Once pasta and veggies are tender, drain the water and return the mixture to the pot.
  4. Add cream cheese spread to pasta and let the cream cheese heat through in the hot pot.
  5. Stir in milk until you've reached the desired consistency and season to taste with salt and pepper. Top with parmesan cheese before serving.
Nutrition Facts
QUICK AND EASY PASTA SALAD
Amount Per Serving
Calories 443 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 345mg15%
Potassium 441mg13%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 6270IU125%
Vitamin C 11.8mg14%
Calcium 224mg22%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.