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Hearty Holiday Pasta Salad

No recipe image available.Pasta tossed with broccoli, leftover turkey, dried cranberries, blue cheese, walnuts and a lemon dressing.

Recipe Ingredients:

8 ounces (about 3 cups) uncooked dry bow tie pasta
1 1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets, bite-size pieces
1/2 cup lemon juice
3 tablespoons chopped red onion
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup pure vegetable oil
2 cups chopped leftover cooked Butterball® Turkey
1 (6-ounce) package sweetened dried cranberries, about 1 1/2 cups
1 cup (4 ounces) blue cheese crumbles
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding broccoli the last 2 minutes. Drain pasta and broccoli. Rinse with cold water to cool quickly; drain well.
  2. Combine lemon juice, onion, sugar and salt in small bowl; whisk until blended. Slowly whisk in oil; set aside.
  3. Place pasta and broccoli, cranberries, turkey, blue cheese and walnuts in large bowl; toss together. Add lemon juice mixture; toss lightly. Cover; refrigerate until ready to serve.

Makes 8 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of Butterball, LLC.