Seven-Layer Pasta Salad

Serves: 8
Total Calories: 394


2 cups uncooked farfalle (bow-tie) pasta (4 ounces)
2 cups broccoli flowerets
2 medium tomatoes, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1 medium yellow pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1/3 cup diced red onion
3/4 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
3/4 cup plain yogurt
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (6 ounces)
1 tablespoon bacon bits or chips
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley


1. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. While pasta is cooking, place broccoli in boiling water. Cover and cook 1 minute drain. Immediately rinse with cold water drain.

2. Layer tomatoes, broccoli, bell pepper and onion in 2-quart glass serving bowl.

3. Mix mayonnaise, yogurt, sugar and curry powder in medium bowl. Stir in pasta. Layer pasta evenly over onion in serving bowl.

4. Sprinkle with cheese. Top with bacon bits and parsley. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours but no longer than 24 hours.

You can get quite an assortment of phytochemicals, which are naturally-occurring plant chemicals, by eating the whole food. It's also important to eat a variety of different foods, especially fruits and vegetables.

"This is a really tasty and colorful salad. I made it in the morning when I had more energy. Then I could take a nap during the day and serve it for an easy dinner when I felt a little more rested." -SUSAN S.

NUTRITION FACTS: High in calcium and vitamins A and C
1 Serving: Calories 330 (Calories from Fat 215) Fat 24g (Saturated 7g) Cholesterol 35mg Sodium 290mg Potassium 290mg Carbohydrate 21g (Dietary Fiber 2g) Protein 10g % DAILY VALUE: Vitamin A 18% Vitamin C 92% Calcium 18% Iron 6% Folic Acid 16% Magnesium 8% DIET EXCHANGES: 1 Starch, 1 High-Fat Meat, 1 Vegetable, 3 Fat

From "Betty Crocker's Living with Cancer Cookbook." Text Copyright 2005 General Mills, Inc. Used with permission of the publisher, Wiley Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 8
Total Calories: 394
Calories from Fat: 216

This Seven-Layer Pasta Salad recipe is from the Betty Crocker's Living With Cancer Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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