Open Arms of Minnesota

Weekly Recipe #114: Penne Pasta Salad

By Rylee Ahnen, University of Minnesota Nutrition Major

It’s here! Spring is finally here! Let the rejoicing commence! I don’t know about anyone else, but in celebration of this lovely weather my friends are going to pack a picnic lunch this weekend and go to Lake Harriet. One of the things that we’ll be bringing is one of my favorite picnic foods, and it’s a real snap to make. I hope you enjoy it as much as my friends and I do. (And that you get a chance to get outside, too!)

Penne Pasta Salad

(From allrecipes.com)

Ingredients:

16 oz. Penne Pasta
1 cup Mayonnaise (Miracle Whip, Hellman’s, etc.)
½ cup Dijon Mustard
1 ½ cup Parmesan Cheese (grated)
1 tbsp. Dried Dill
1 Red Onion (Julienned)
2 Bell Peppers, any color (Sliced)

Directions:
1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the pasta until it is tender.

2. In a large bowl, mix together the salad dressing, mustard, cheese, and dill.

3. Toss with pasta, peppers, and onion. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

4. Chill before serving

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