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Tenia's Chilled Pasta Salad Recipe

Tenia's Chilled Pasta Salad

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"This is my late sister Tenia's pasta recipe. We always make it in her memory for family get togethers."

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Original recipe makes 6 to 8 servings Change Servings


  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente, rinse under cold water and drain.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the pasta, onions, bell pepper and celery.
  3. In a glass jar, combine the sugar, oil, ketchup, vinegar, salt, paprika and pepper. Shake well to mix. Pour dressing over salad, toss to coat evenly.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 12, 2005

The appearance, texture and taste of this salad are pure SUMMER! I love that because of the ingredients, you don't have to worry so much about it sitting outside on the buffet table on a hot day. Easy, yummy and unique!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 23, 2008

Although it is not my favorite take on cold noodle salad - this is a good recipe. The dressing resembles French Dressing. I added cubed turkey and shredded cheddar cheese so that I could make a complete meal for our Sunday supper. If your a fan of French Dressing - you might enjoy this unqiue salad. Glad we tried it!


23 Ratings

Nov 05, 2010

I just made this salad--the dressing is wonderful! I am not a fan of Italian dressing, so this will be a go-to dressing for me. I also heated the dressing, as suggested by others. I added tomatoes and cucumbers because I had them in the refrigerator. I also added some mozzarella as someone else also suggested. What a wonderful make-ahead salad for all year around. I will use it again.

Jul 09, 2009

I make a variation of this. Instead of onions & green peppers, I use red, yellow and orange sweet bell peppers, tomatoes, and cucumbers. Sometimes I add broccoli too. Also, the dressing should simmered over low heat so the sugar dissolves. Everyone I feed this to loves it!

Aug 31, 2010

this recipe was great. I added cherry tomatoes, black olives halved and chunks of mozarella cheese for extra flavor.

May 18, 2006

This was tasty, but not spectacular. I added some crumbled bacon to it for some extra flavor and my family liked it a lot with that addition.

Jan 19, 2013

This is a good pasta salad, but you need to like your dressing a little on the sweeter side. I subbed seashell pasta as that is what I had on hand. I also added some red & orange peppers along with the green to add color since my pasta was not rainbow pasta like the recipe calls for. I do believe this is a recipe that is better if made the day ahead so that the flavors have time to meld. The dressing is sweet and if I make it again, I will cut the sugar in half and drop the vegetable oil down to 1/3 cup, but keep everything else the same. I’m always looking for new pasta salads to try and this was good, although sweet as written.

Jul 05, 2011

This recipe is not to my liking -- so sugary and other than that, no flavor. I ended up rinsing the pasta and starting over!


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  • Calories
  • 455 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 69.6 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 17.3 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 3.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 9.1 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 491 mg
  • 20%

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

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