Beef + Pasta Salad

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Beef + Pasta Salad

Beef + Pasta Salad
Number of Servings: 4 Total Preparation Time: 45 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 15 to 30 minutes Source: Dairy Council of California
Food Groups: Vegetables, Grains, Protein
Main Ingredient: Beef
Meal Type: Dinner Entrée
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Calcium
Origin: Italian
Special Features: Kids Can Help Make It


3 cups Rotini, cooked according to package directions and drained
1 pound boneless stir-fry Beef strips
2 teaspoons beef-flavor instant Bouillon
2 tablespoons vegetable or olive Oil
1 cup bottled Italian salad dressing
6 ounces Provolone cheese, cut into cubes
1 large green bell Pepper, cut into strips
1 cup cherry Tomato halves
1/2 cup sliced pitted ripe Olives
Grated Parmesan cheese, optional


In large skillet, brown beef and 1 teaspoon bouillon in oil; remove from skillet. In large bowl, combine beef, rotini, salad dressing and remaining 1 teaspoon bouillon; let stand 15 minutes. Add Provolone, green bell pepper, tomatoes and olives; mix well. Cover; chill. Serve with Parmesan cheese if desired. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 655
Total Fat: 42 g
Saturated Fat: 13 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 12 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 14 g
Sodium: 908 mg
Carbohydrates: 30 g
Protein: 39 g
Fiber: 2.2 g
Vitamin A: 158 RE
Vitamin C: 37 mg
Calcium: 370 mg
Iron: 4.3 mg

Cook's Notes:

Prepare beef in a non-stick skillet and omit the oil to reduce the fat and calories in this recipe.

While this recipe appears to be high in fat and calories, note that the recipe is for an entire meal, entree and pasta dish. Add a side of fresh fruit for a complete and balanced dinner.