Creamy Italian Pasta Salad


Creamy Italian Pasta Salad
 
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Recipe type: salad
Ingredients
  • 16 ounces rotini
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups of broccoli florets, blanched
  • 10 ounces frozen peas, blanched
  • 5 ounces large black olives, sliced
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 3 small zucchini, halved lengthwise and cut into ¼-inch slices
  • 1 green and red pepper, cut in half, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup grated Romano cheese
  • Dressing (recipe below)
Instructions
  1. Cook noodles until al dente; drain well.
  2. Put into large bowl; add oil and toss.
  3. Add dressing; toss to mix.
  4. Add vegetables to pasta mixture; toss gently to mix.
  5. Cover and refrigerate.
  6. Stir in Romano cheese just before serving.

Creamy Italian Dressing

Creamy Italian Dressing
 
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Recipe type: dressing
Ingredients
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 16 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in mixer until smooth and well blended.
  2. Reserve.

 

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