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Cranberry and Almond Pasta Salad

Rated as 3.91 out of 5 Stars

"Sweet and tangy pasta salad filled with dried cranberries and almonds. Turkey can be used in place of the ham. Great served right away or chilled briefly."
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Ingredients

25 m servings 351 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook the bow-tie pasta at a boil until cooked through yet tender, about 12 minutes; drain.
  2. Rinse the pasta in cold water until completely chilled; drain. Transfer cool pasta to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Toss the ham, celery, dried cranberries, and sliced almonds with the bow-tie pasta to mix evenly.
  4. Stir the mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, and sugar together in a bowl.
  5. Pour the mayonnaise dressing over the pasta mixture; toss to coat evenly.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 351 calories; 20.7 g fat; 34.4 g carbohydrates; 8.2 g protein; 17 mg cholesterol; 350 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

reduce the sugar!

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I tried this with diced chicken instead of ham and added diced green apple. I cut the mayo in half and substituted light sour cream. The crunchiness of the almonds and celery was nice, but this...

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I tried this with diced chicken instead of ham and added diced green apple. I cut the mayo in half and substituted light sour cream. The crunchiness of the almonds and celery was nice, but this...

reduce the sugar!

I gave this 3 stars based on the recipe, as written. I've since modified the recipe to suite my family. I added 2 red delicious apples (diced and dipped in lemon juice), cashews instead of alm...

I used diced chicken that I had left over in my freezer (and added a little bit more than indicated for more protein in my one dish lunch). Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly. I love...

My husband loved it, I think it needs something for a little more zip- maybe chopped red onions?

Really good. I added a little extra mayonnaise. The sauce was a little too sweet for me.

I used to purchase a cranberry almond pasta kit through a kid's fundraiser and LOVED it. Found this recipe through google search. It's great! I'll make a smaller portion of the dressing mix nex...

I would do 1/2 cup mayo, 1/8 cup vinegar and 1/8 cup sugar. I also added about 1/2 cup of fresh chopped basil which gave it a wonderful basil flavour.