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Creamy Tortellini Salad with Chicken, Bacon, and Ranch Dressing

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When I moved to Oklahoma, I discovered a pizza called “chicken bacon ranch” and this pasta salad is a nod to the flavors in the pizza. If desired, marinate chicken in ranch dressing, and grill chicken to bump up the flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces uncooked whole wheat spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 ounces crimini mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 small zucchini, sliced
  • dried oregano to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 12 black olives, pitted and sliced
  • 1 ounce crumbled feta cheese

Directions:

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, and saute the garlic 2 minutes. Mix in mushrooms and zucchini. Season with oregano, salt, and pepper. Stir in olives, and cook until heated through. Place pasta in the skillet, toss to coat, and continue cooking about 2 minutes. Top with feta cheese to serve.


Preparation time: 10 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 50 mins
Servings: 4 – Yield: 4 servings

Nutrition:

Calories:528.1

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