Friday, June 18, 2010

Bargain Meal of the Week 6/18/2010: Classic Italian Pasta Salad

It's time for another week of Bargain Meals! Erin over at $5 Dinners (a great read!) is hosting a gathering of bloggers all over the Internet, creating frugal meals straight from the sales circulars of their favorite stores. Check it out for even more inspiration. I contribute every week for the current sales at Publix, which run from Wednesday to the following Tuesday. Keep in mind that you do not need to purchase two of a product to get the buy one get one price. Publix marks down their products to half price for the BOGO deals.

This is a great recipe on those super hot days of summer. I went to college in Florida and used to live off of this!

Items on sale that can be used in this meal:

Wish-Bone Dressing, 16 oz., $2.73 BOGO
-$1.50/2 Wish-Bone Wish-Bone or Western Dressing, RP 5/23, (exp 6/20)
-.75/1 Wish-Bone Dressing, 7 oz., Salad Spritzers, 16 oz., RP 4/25
-.50/1 Wish-Bone Dressing
Final Price: .36 - .61¢

Dreamfields Pasta 13.25 oz, $1.67
-$1.00/1 Printable
Final Price:l $0.67

Cabot Vermont Cheddar Cheese Bar, 8 oz., $2

-$1/2 Cabot Products, Yellow Adv. Flyer (store coupon)

Final Price: $1.50

Premium Tomatoes, 79¢ lb.

Backyard Grilling Vegetables, 99¢ lb.

Lindsey Olives, price unknown

-$1/2 Lindsay Olives products, Any (DND 5) - 05-02-10 RP
Lindsay Olives, Any (Sign Up Required, Bricks Coupon)

Classic Italian Pasta Salad



8 ounces rotelle or spiral pasta, cooked and drained

2-1/2 cups assorted cut-up fresh vegetables (broccoli, carrots, tomatoes, bell peppers, cauliflower, onions and mushrooms)

1/2 cup cubed mozzarella or cheddar cheese

1/3 cup sliced pitted ripe olives (optional)

1 cup Wish-Bone® Italian Dressing


Combine all ingredients except Wish-Bone® Italian Dressing in large bowl. Add Dressing; toss well. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

NOTE: If preparing a day ahead, refrigerate, then stir in 1/4 cup additional Wish-Bone Dressing before serving.

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