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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!
Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli, kid friendly, macaroni, pasta salad, quick and easy, vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
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