Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Pasta Salad

This is a recipe I got from Bob's Mom before we got married, so it's an oldie! (but a goodie) The ingredients can be varied with what you like or have on hand, and it always tastes good.

Pasta Salad
1 cup shell macaroni (or twists or elbow...)
hard boiled eggs - I use 2, but you can add more or less to taste
1 small can tuna fish, or like amount of chopped ham, or diced chicken
1 can peas
1 tablespoon chopped pickles (optional)
1/2 cup salad dressing
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

In 2 cups boiling water, cook pasta until tender. Place in colander and drill with cold water. Allow to cool.
Toss together meat, peas and pickles. Cut eggs fine and add to meat mix. Stir in pasta and salad dressing. Stir in cheese.
Refrigerate overnight. You may need to add more salad dressing before serving, as pasta my absorb some.
*This is another family favorite and gets a 10!


Pat said...

I love this type of salad..but don't make it often, I just never think about it. I get stuck in a rut - no wonder I'm sick of my own cooking. Gotta make some of this!

Kathy said...

Mmm! This looks and sounds good. It's still plenty hot here in AZ, so nice summer-time salads are still a shoe-in!

Betsy said...

I was just thinking the other day that I hadn't made a pasta salad in a long time! Pefect timing, Mari! I'm going to try this one!

Kim said...

You cook like I do. I love to have a salad like this one in the summer time for dinner.

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Mrs Hackney said...

Hi Mari, Thanks for vising my blog! I'm so glad you did because now I've found yours and I love it. I can't wait to try some of these recipes :-)

Donna B said...

This looks delicious...I am going to try and make it. I am such a boring cook, so I need to follow you on this blog and spice up my cooking!

Mari said...

Where do you go when you are having a party? Mari's recipe blog! I'm gonna try this for our open house Saturday. Sounds yummy!

Kalli said...

I am going to make this for a Father's Day potluck we are going to this weekend! I also posted it on my blog and added a link to yours. Thank You!