pasta dishes

Spring Chicken Pasta Salad with Lemon-Thyme Dressing

Ingredients: 4 cups cubed cooked chicken breast 10 oz cooked mafalda pasta 3/4 cup chopped red onion 2 stalks celery, diced 1 1/2 cups bite-sized asparagus, steamed (about 12 stalks) 2 (loose) cups watercress 10 cornichons, sliced into coins zest of 1 lemon dressing: 1/3 cup mayonnaise juice of 1/2 […]

Lemon-Dill Shrimp and Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb medium shrimp, steamed and peeled 12 oz tri-color penne, cooked 1 cubanelle pepper, diced 2 mini cucumbers, diced 1/3 cup diced red onion for the dressing: 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/3 cup chopped fresh dill juice and zest of 1 large lemon sea salt freshly ground black […]

Autumn Chicken Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 4 cups cubed cooked chicken breast (I used chicken from my fauxtisserie chicken recipe) 10 oz cooked gemelli pasta 3/4 cup chopped red onion 2 stalks celery, diced 1 cup cubed apples (I used Jonagold) 1/4 cup dried sweetened cranberries zest of 1 lemon dressing: 1/3 cup mayonnaise 3 […]

Summer Chicken Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 4 cups cubed cooked chicken breast 10 oz cooked radiatore pasta 3/4 cup chopped red onion 2 stalks celery, diced 1 cup shredded carrots 2 mini cucumbers, chopped 15 cornichons, chopped zest of 1 lemon dressing: 1/3 cup mayonnaise juice of 1/2 lemon 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon 1 teaspoon […]

Tuna Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 10 oz canned solid white albacore, drained 8 oz cooked rotini 3/4 cup chopped red onion 1 1/2 stalks celery, diced 2 tablespoons nonpareil capers zest of 1 lemon dressing: 1/4 cup mayonnaise juice of 1/2 lemon 1 teaspoon Dijon 1/2 teaspoon juice from the caper jar salt pepper […]

White & Green Asparagus Tortelleni Salad

Ingredients: 9 oz fresh (refrigerated) cheese tortellini 3/4 lb white asparagus, cut into bite sized pieces 3/4 lb asparagus, cut into bite sized pieces 1/2 cup fresh or frozen peas 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced dressing: 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 […]

Pearl Mozzarella, Tomato & Fennel Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 12 oz cherry tomatoes, halved 8 oz pearl mozzarella*, drained 1 bulb fennel, thinly sliced 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 2 cups cooked, small pasta for the dressing: 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 2 cloves garlic, […]

Feta-Sopressata Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 6 cups cooked pasta 20 cherry tomatoes, halved 4 oz lemon, garlic & oregano feta crumbles 10 jarred pepperoncini, drained and chopped 1/3 cup grilled or boiled corn 8 thin slices sopressata, cut into strips salt freshly ground black pepper white wine vinegar Directions: Toss together the pasta, tomatoes, […]

Deviled Shrimp Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb freshly steamed, peeled shrimp 1 stalk celery, diced 1/4 cup diced onion 8 oz cooked, small pasta for the dressing: 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 tablespoons Old Bay 1 tablespoon tarragon vinegar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon celery seed salt pepper Directions: Place the shrimp, celery, […]

Parm, Olive & Pepperoni Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 8 oz rotini 1/2 English cucumber, diced 2 1/2 oz turkey pepperoni, sliced 1 large cubanelle pepper, diced 1/4 cup diced red onion 10 pimento stuffed green olives, sliced for the dressing: 2 oz olive oil 2 oz red wine vinegar 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan […]