Picnic Pasta Salad

Picnic Pasta Salad

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"This salad is always a big hit at buffets and especially picnics. The small amount of mayonnaise allows it to keep much better than the traditional pasta salad."
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Ingredients

servings 356 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 356 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 17.5 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 45.5g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 3 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 92 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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Directions

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  1. Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Rinse with cool water. Drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, combine chopped vegetables, sugar, oil, mustard, mayonnaise, vinegar, and shredded Cheddar cheese in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well. Stir in pasta. Refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours before serving.

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Most helpful positive review

Reading the previous reviews helped me make this recipe work! The sugar definately needs to be cut in half and adding more veggies and red onion worked great. Another dish to add to my collect...

Most helpful critical review

This is the worst pasta salad I've ever tasted. It was only sweet. No other taste whatsoever. I love pasta salad but I won't be making this one again. Terrible!

This is the worst pasta salad I've ever tasted. It was only sweet. No other taste whatsoever. I love pasta salad but I won't be making this one again. Terrible!

I normally agree wholeheartedly with the reviews / ratings -- but this recipe was VERY bland & no one liked it - I double checked that I prepared it correctly -- not a keeper!

I'm sorry but this recipe just didn't do it for me. I made it based on previous reviews, but I'm afraid I won't be making this again. Sorry, Jennifer :(

Reading the previous reviews helped me make this recipe work! The sugar definately needs to be cut in half and adding more veggies and red onion worked great. Another dish to add to my collect...

I would add much less sugar next time...way too sweet. I also added chopped red onion, diced tomatoes and a small can of sliced black olives. This made it much more colorful and better tasting...

My family and I normally LOVE pasta salads,but this one was not the best one that I have ever had. It was way too sugary.

We had this at our end of the summer picnic and everyone loved it. We couldn't stop picking at the veggies. I used tomotoes, cucumbers, olives, red onion, yellow bell peppers and broccoli. It...

The basic ingredients are fine, but the proportions need adjustment. I used mini bow-tie pasta, and would cut the pasta back to 1/2 to 3/4 pound. I used a whole cucumber, seeded and chopped; 2...

I reviewed this previously but forgot the stars! This is a great recipe! I too cut the sugar some and doubled the veggies. We love the crunch of onions, bell peppers, cucumbers, even squash....