Turkey Cranberry Pasta Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Holly N.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Turkey Cranberry Pasta Salad is loaded with my holiday favorite flavors. Juicy turkey, sweet tart cranberries, toasted pecans and crunchy celery.

Ingredients

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  • 12 oz bow-tie pasta (or other short pasta)
  • 2 cups diced cooked turkey
  • 1/2 cup celery chopped
  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup sliced pecans or almonds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup green onions sliced
  • 2/3 cup poppy seed dressing (store bought or homemade)
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (optional)

Instructions

  • Place almonds in a small non-stick pan and cook over medium heat until lightly browned.
  • Cook pasta al dente according to package directions.
  • Combine poppy seed dressing, mayonnaise and cider vinegar (and sugar if using) in a small bowl and mix well.
  • Toss all ingredients in a larger bowl and chill at least 1 hour before serving.

Recipe Notes

Creamy coleslaw dressing also goes well with this recipe.
Replace leftover turkey with chicken or ham if desired.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 482, Carbohydrates: 59g, Protein: 18g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 29mg, Sodium: 130mg, Potassium: 356mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 100IU, Vitamin C: 1.1mg, Calcium: 198mg, Iron: 2.5mg