Since you cook the noodles and veggies at the same time, this vitamin A-packed side is good to go in 15 minutes. Take extra dressing to the picnic in case the pasta dries out.

Source: Parents Magazine

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Credit: Ericka McConnell

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook pasta (we used Eden's Organic Vegetable Alphabet) according to the package directions. Add the carrots and peas during the last minute of cooking. Drain and rinse with cold water.

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  • In a large bowl with a lid, gently mix together the pasta, vegetables, mozzarella cheese, and salad dressing. Cover the bowl and pack for transporting outdoors.

Nutrition Facts

101 calories; fat 3g; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 14g; insoluble fiber 1g; protein 5g; sodium 173mg; calcium 80.8mg; iron 1.1mg.
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