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Confetti Pasta Salad

The perfect make-ahead dish for casual entertaining, pasta salad is a crowd-pleaser any time of year.

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Test Kitchens Specialist Vanessa McNeil Rocchio created this colorful Confetti Pasta Salad. Versatile enough to serve with almost any entrée, it's one of our favorites.

Mix and match the ingredients according to what's on hand. Red or green bell peppers can be substituted for yellow, broccoli for spinach, or fresh basil for dill. For a quick and satisfying main dish, Vanessa adds grilled chicken or boiled shrimp. We used shell pasta, but any small type, such as orzo, will work well.


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This article is from the October 2005 issue of Southern Living.


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