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4.5 from 2 votes

Confetti Macaroni Salad

These 5 Quick and Easy Kid-Friendly Pasta Salads will be a hit with your little one, and will have you in and out of the kitchen in no time!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli, kid friendly, macaroni, pasta salad, quick and easy, vegetarian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 283kcal


  • 1/4 cup broccoli, florets
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1/4 cup green peas, frozen
  • 1/4 cup bell pepper, red
  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese
  • 8 ounce macaroni pasta, dry
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • Chop broccoli into bite size pieces; peel and chop carrot; thaw peas; chop red bell pepper; and grate the Parmesan.
  • Cook the pasta according to package directions. Add the broccoli during the last minute of cooking.
  • Drain the pasta and broccoli; toss together with the carrots, peas, and bell pepper. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with cheese. Serve warm.


Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 192mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g