Turkey Cranberry Pasta Salad Recipe


  • 12 oz bow-tie pasta (or other short pasta)
  • 2 cups diced cooked turkey
  • 1/2 cup celery chopped
  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup sliced pecans or almonds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup green onions sliced
  • 2/3 cup poppy seed dressing (store bought or homemade)
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (optional)


  1. Place almonds in a small non-stick pan and cook over medium heat until lightly browned.
  2. Cook pasta al dente according to package directions.
  3. Combine poppy seed dressing, mayonnaise and cider vinegar (and sugar if using) in a small bowl and mix well.
  4. Toss all ingredients in a larger bowl and chill at least 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 482

Fat: 19g

Saturated Fat: 2g

Cholesterol: 29mg

Sodium: 130mg

Potassium: 356mg

Carbohydrates: 59g

Fiber: 5g

Sugar: 12g

Protein: 18g

Vitamin A: 100%

Vitamin C: 1.1%

Calcium: 198%

Iron: 2.5%

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