Kid Friendly Pasta Salad #SummerPastabilities Contest

Hodgson Mill’s asked bloggers to create a pasta salad recipe using their whole wheat pasta.  Totally up for the challenge I agreed,  and received several boxes of Hodgson Mill’s pasta to try out.   Hodgson Mill’s has no preservatives , additives or artificial colorings. It is low in fat and cholesterol but high in fiber making it a healthier option for your family. Hodgson Pasta is a 100% whole grain pasta to use in your recipe. For the Hodgson Mill’s Summer Pastabilities Recipe Contest I created a Kid Friendly Pasta Salad that I think you guys will  love.  My family certainly did!



Kid Friendly Pasta Salad Recipe 


  • 1/2 a box (6 ounces) to 1 box  (12 ounces) of whole wheat bow tie pasta 
  • 1 package of “real ”  bacon bits(3 ounce package)
  • 1 package of Mickey Mouse cheese ( 6 ounce package you can find this at Walmart or cut your own cheese with cookie cutters)
  • 1 green Bell Pepper  sliced
  • 1 red Onion sliced
  • Italian Salad dressing ( 8 ounces)
  • Cherry tomatoes (optional)

What to do: 

First boil your Hodgson whole wheat pasta. I use 1/2 a box but if you are making it for several people you could use a whole box.  Drain and rinse.  Add in your bacon, cheese, and veggies. The great thing about pasta salad is that you can add as many vegetables or ingredients as you like and it will turn out great!  The key to getting the kiddos to dig in is the Micky Mouse cheese.  Add it all in to  the bowl and give it a good toss then refrigerate.  Best served chilled.

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I received a sample pack of Hodgson Pasta’s for reviewing purposes.  All opinions shared here are my own.






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  1. I love bowtie pasta!

  2. My all time favorite is Lasagna, but I love bow ties, too, and Penne, and spirals…I love pasta, can you tell?

  3. I like angel hair pasta.

  4. We love the bowtie pasta

  5. I like the small shells

  6. Natasha Rodriguez says:

    I like bow ties or linguine 🙂

  7. I like rotini!

  8. Michele P says:

    my fave type of pasta is the elbow macaroni

  9. KELLY MCGREW says:

    bowties are my favorite type of pasta!

  10. Georgia Beckman says:

    My favorite type of pasta is rotini.

  11. Bowties looks awesome 🙂

  12. Diane Cooper says:

    My favorite pasta is penne.

  13. Paol Trenny says:

    I like angel hair

  14. Bowties

  15. Elisabeth says:

    We love all pasta but especially bowties!

  16. Danielle Papsis says:

    My favorite is angel hair.

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