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Mini Wheels Pasta Salad

Mini Wheels Pasta SaladSpin these mini wheels into something good and fun to eat!

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (16-ounce) box Barilla Piccolini Mini Wheels
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil - divided use
2 cups frozen green peas
1 pound chicken breast, diced (optional)
5 to 6 slices bacon, cut into strips
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup fresh mozzarella cheese, cubed (may substitute shredded)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Salt to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cook pasta for 6 minutes; drain and drizzle with 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil and spread on a cookie sheet to cool.
  2. Boil green peas in salted water for five minutes, drain and cool.
  3. In a skillet over medium heat; cook chicken in remaining olive oil for 4 to 5 minutes or until cooked through, season with salt and pepper. Allow to cool.
  4. Cook bacon until crispy, drain fat.
  5. Combine all ingredients, let sit 30 minutes before serving.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Barilla America.