Rotelle Pasta Salad Recipe -
Rotelle Pasta Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Rotelle Pasta Salad

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"This is a pasta salad that's not just a salad, it's a meal!"

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Original recipe makes 5 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    40 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add rotelle pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
  3. Cook the frozen vegetables in the microwave approximately 4 to 6 minutes, making sure they stay crisp; drain.
  4. In a large bowl mix together Italian dressing, mustard, seasoning salt, and pepper. Add pasta, mixed vegetables, bell pepper, turkey, 1/2 of the bacon and 1/2 of the cheese; mix well. Sprinkle remainder of cheese and bacon on the top. Cover and chill thoroughly before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 06, 2007

i've had pasta salads before and never really cared for them because i found them too oily and sour for my taste. i was tempted to make this recipe because it had vegetables in it which i found interesting. this recipe turned out to be really good. i used skinless chicken breast instead of turkey. i also used grated parmesan cheese instead of cheddar. i thought about making my own italian dressing but decided to use paul newman's family recipe instead. i also used hormel's real bacon instead of making my own bacon bits.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 13, 2012

As written three stars. The taste combo of Italian dressing and bacon didn't work for me. I added sliced green onion, celery, sliced baby carrots, chopped red pepper and sliced ripe olives I had frozen corn and peas on hand so that is what I used. I did like the addition of the frozen veggies. I substituted provolone for cheddar. For me, bacon and cheddar cheese are more suited to a mayo based dressing.


9 Ratings

Nov 02, 2006

A bit too salty but otherwise good. I'd cut the salt to 1-1/2 teaspoon

Jun 04, 2007

I basically doubled this recipe as I had a pound of turkey that desperately needed to be cooked. It turned out great! It's a very flexible recipe (I used a red bell rather then green and tossed in some extra stray frozen veggies from half-empty bags), and the little bit of mustard adds a great flavor to the Italian dressing. The longest part of the whole thing was cooking the bacon, which gives you an idea how quick this throws together. The only thing I might've changed would be to season my turkey a little more as it was cooking, or maybe cut it in to even smaller pieces before putting it in the salad to soak up more flavor. This recipe will definitely get pulled out again when the unused frozen veggies and leftovers start to add up!

May 24, 2008

Very good. I heeded previous reviewer's advice and cut the seasoning salt down to 1 tsp. I used red and green pepper, and tri-color fusilli to make it really colorful. It looked as good as it tasted!

Apr 18, 2006

this pasta salad was a huge hit on easter sunday. everyone enjoyed it and i got lots of compliments and it was so easy and quick to make!

Feb 16, 2006

Delicious!! So many options! Thanks So Much. Easiest Pasta salad I have made and I have a few staples...! I used bow tie pasta and skipped the vegetables because I didn't have any. We hadn't been able to buy groceries for 3 weeks and my cupboards are bare, so this recipe got us through the last day of having no money but it tasted better than the turkey ( no sides, didn't help) i made the night before! Thanks!!

Mar 31, 2015

This was perfect. The Italian dressing and dash of yellow mustard make this pasta salad summery and light. I didn't have everything on hand so created my own variation - I threw a little ground beef and cooked them with sliced red peppers and used fresh bacon and shredded cheddar cheese.


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  • Calories
  • 627 kcal
  • 31%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 51.5 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 58 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 38 g
  • 58%
  • Fiber
  • 5.4 g
  • 22%
  • Protein
  • 22.9 g
  • 46%
  • Sodium
  • 1802 mg
  • 72%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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