Best Ever Pasta Salad Recipe -
Best Ever Pasta Salad Recipe
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Best Ever Pasta Salad

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"Yummy penne pasta recipe with cucumbers, tomatoes and seasonings. So easy it's worth a try."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    35 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. Combine pasta, cucumbers, tomatoes, mayonnaise, sour cream, dill weed and lemon pepper. Serve as is or chill for 45 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 03, 2003

I cut the dressing down to 1 cup mayo and 1 cup sour cream, 2 tbsp dill and 1 tbsp lemon pepper. I thought the 3 cups made too much dressing for a pound of pasta.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 22, 2003

This is a ton of mayo and sour cream. I cut way back on that and the dill and also added spices and a lot more vegies with the addition of feta cheese.

Sep 22, 2003

This has become "my" pasta salad recipe that I take to picnics and barbecues. It's nice and creamy, although I think it calls for a little too much dill. I half the dill, and the salad still has a good taste, but it's not overpowering. I also like to add about 1/8 cup of parmesan cheese for a little extra flavor.

Jul 23, 2003

Big hit with BBQ steak and chicken!

Apr 23, 2007

I have made this pasta salad for a few years now, and it ALWAYS gets rave reviews. I am asked for the recipe every time I make this salad. It is definately a family favorite! I like to make this salad using bow tie pasta. I think it is very important to allow time for the flavors to mix. Make sure to refrigerate the salad for a few hours before serving. Thanks for a wonderful recipe!!

Aug 29, 2002

Seasoned perfectly! This recipes makes a lot, so you'll be eating it for days unless you make it for a crowd. Although good, it needs more variety of ingredients (maybe black olives, etc.)

Jun 03, 2006

I didn't really like this all that much. I don't know if I over cooked the pasta or if Penne just naturally breaks apart like it did, but that in itself didn't make it taste bad. It seemed like there was way too much mayo in it, and too much dill, and I couldn't even taste the lemon pepper. It also tasted like it contionously needed extra salt. I think the ingredients need to be more specific because when I was at the store, I had the opportunity to chose from just plain lemon-pepper, or lemon-pepper salt, so I chose the former, and I think thats why it needed salt and I couldn't tast the lemon pepper. Also, this salad would seem to taste better with an oil based dressing (oil& vinegar; italian dressing)rather then mayo. I dont think that I'll be making this again.

Sep 29, 2003

What a yummy yet easy salad. I made this salad for my office pot luck and it was a huge hit. I added a large red onion, black olives, and a bottle of italian dressing to give the salad a little more flavor. I also used a little less dill as suggested by the other reviewers.


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  • Calories
  • 538 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.6 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 40.9 g
  • 63%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 7.7 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 545 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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