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Sweet Broccoli Pasta Salad

This recipe is a fun twist on a classic summertime favorite! Covered in a tasty dressing this Sweet Broccoli Pasta Salad is sure to delight! With farfalle pasta, broccoli, cauliflower, bacon, and onions will be great as a main dish or a side dish!
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Sweet Broccoli Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Farfalle (Bowtie)
  • 1 cup dice Broccoli
  • 1 ½ cups dice Cauliflower
  • 1 cup cook and dice Bacon
  • ¾ cups dice Onion
  • ½ cups Mayonnaise
  • ½ cups Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar

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Nutritional Information

  • Not available.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. Boil water for the pasta.
  2. When water is boiling, add pasta (take special note to set the timer for the pasta but set it for 3-4 minutes BEFORE the pasta is due to be done).
  3. A few minutes (3-4) before the pasta is done cooking add the broccoli and cauliflower to the pasta and water. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Drain pasta/broccoli/cauliflower and place in a large bowl.
  5. Add in bacon and onion.
  6. In separate bowl mix together mayonnaise, sugar, and cider vinegar.
  7. Pour over pasta salad and mix well.
  8. Chill for several hours and serve.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. Boil water for the pasta.
  2. When water is boiling, add pasta (take special note to set the timer for the pasta but set it for 3-4 minutes BEFORE the pasta is due to be done).
  3. A few minutes (3-4) before the pasta is done cooking add the broccoli and cauliflower to the pasta and water.
  4. Drain pasta/broccoli/cauliflower and place in a large bowl.
  5. Add in bacon and onion.
  6. In separate small bowl mix together mayonnaise, sugar, and cider vinegar.
  7. Divide dressing among indicated number of pint freezer bags and seal.
  8. Divide pasta salad mixture into indicated number of gallon freezer bags and place sealed pint freezer bags of dressing inside of gallon bags and seal. Label and lay flat to freeze.

Freeze For Later Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Toss dressing and pasta together, then serve.

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  1. I’ve done the same thing except I add the raisins right in with the pasta….it is delicious!! Great suggestion!

  2. For the freezer version……So I add the broccoli and cauliflower to the pot of boiling noodles and drain immediately? or do I let it cook the veggies for a bit?

    1. Laura, a few minutes (3-4) before the pasta is done cooking add the broccoli and cauliflower to the pasta and water, then drain.

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