This recipe is one I use all the time for camping, work potlucks, and family events- because it is super easy, and everyone loves it! It isn't fancy or complicated, and is ready in 3 quick steps. It's a vegetarian dish that is a crowd pleaser even for meat-eaters!
What you'll need to make it happen *serves a ton of people:
- 1 box bowtie pasta
- 1 container Light or Fat Free Italian Dressing
- 1 can large pitted black olives (cut into rings)
- 1 large red bell pepper (cut into bite sized pieces)
- 2 cups broccoli (chopped small)
- 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese (asiago works too!)
- 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
-1 teaspoon black pepper
How to make it happen:
I know that looks like a lot of ingredients, but what makes it easy is that you can pretty much throw it all together, mix, and be good to go.
Step 1: Cook your pasta as directed on the box. Drain and set aside to cool.
Step 2: Once the pasta has cooled down a bit mix in your dressing, veggies, and cheese.
Step 3: Mix in your spices and enjoy!
Keep refrigerated until you're ready to enjoy it- and add an extra sprinkle of cheese when you serve it, just for looks :)
If I had to guess, this recipe would probably make 9-10 servings if served as a side? I know that using the dressing is a total cheat-move, but like I said- the purpose of this recipe is to be FAST & EASY!
What recipe do you have that you "cheat" in?
I might have to steal your tricks of the trade!