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.


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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)


  • 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