Home Town Drive-In Pasta Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Home Town Drive-In Pasta Salad  Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Home Town Drive-In Pasta Salad

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"A small drive-in dairy bar in our town which has been closed for some time used to make this...my kids missed it. I remembered they had the ingredients posted to a board in the drive-in for some reason, so I worked on trying to get it the way they prepared it. It's finally right and I thought I would share it. We like this at room temperature, but it certainly can be refrigerated."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    55 mins

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook rotini pasta at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain and rinse with cold water to cool.
  2. Whisk sugar, salt, and hot water in a large salad bowl until sugar has dissolved. Stir vinegar, vegetable oil, and oregano into sugar mixture to make a dressing. Mix tomato, red bell pepper, and onion in the dressing. Gently fold rotini into dressing and vegetables, mix in Cheddar cheese, and season with black pepper.
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Mar 30, 2015

Made this for a family dinner get together, everyone loved it. Used chunks of 5 different cheeses instead of the shredded and cut some grape tomatoes up rather than a whole tomato(stuff I had on hand), the rest the same. Tripled the recipe. Very good :)

 
May 20, 2013

This was good. Next time I may try it without the cheese, or with significantly less cheese, just based on my personal preference. I used grape tomatoes in lieu of a tomato. Thanks for sharing your recipe,ISLANDGIRLEJFAN!

 

3 Ratings

Dec 23, 2014

A really good pasta salad with a lovely fresh flavor to it, which we all enjoyed quite a bit. I did use olive oil instead of vegetable oil, as well as diced grape tomatoes instead of one large tomato as they're both what I had on hand. I also shredded my own sharp cheddar instead of using pre-shredded as well, but it was still sharp cheddar so that's not a drastic difference. It was pretty easy to make and enjoyed by all, and I will definitely be making it again!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 338 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 41.1 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 13.5 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 13 g
  • 26%
  • Sodium
  • 469 mg
  • 19%

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

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