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May 21 2015
3 years ago
6:18 PM MDT

Cold Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe

May 21, 2015 @ 6:18 PM MDT
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Pasta salads are a perfect side dish for summer gatherings and your family is sure to love this fresh tasting and easy to make cold and creamy pesto version. The mix of fresh & sun dried tomatoes with sautéed mushrooms adds even more delicious flavor.


1 – 16oz. box bow tie or penne pasta
1 cup pesto – either homemade or store bought
1/2 cup ranch salad dressing
1/2 cup of sun-dried tomatoes
1/2 cup of fresh cherry tomatoes
1 – 8oz. package of fresh sliced mushrooms
1 clove of garlic, minced
1/2 tablespoon butter
how to make the best pesto pasta salad Hip2SaveDirections: 

  • Cook pasta according to package directions and let cool.
  • Sauté mushrooms with garlic and butter until tender and set aside to cool.
  • Mix pesto with ranch dressing and combine with fresh & sundried tomatoes, mushrooms, and pasta in a large bowl.
  • Chill in fridge before serving. Makes about 8 servings.

Consider adding grilled chicken or shrimp and this salad becomes a meal in itself!

Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s recipes created just for Hip2Save, click here.

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