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Mostaccioli Salad Recipe
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Mostaccioli Salad

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"This salad needs to marinate for at least one day before serving. Gets raves, is great for carry-ins and picnics, and goes with everything."

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Original recipe makes 16 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    1 day 25 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. In a large bowl, gently toss together the pasta, oil, vinegar, sugar, onion, cucumber, pimento, mustard, garlic powder, parsley flakes, salt, and pepper. Cover, and refrigerate 24 hours before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 27, 2009

Delicious salad! I lost my recipe and this was almost exact.. did add a green pepper and chopped the veggies in the food processor (except the pimentos). I always get requests to make this so thanks for sharing!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 03, 2007

Quite tasty but I suggest reducing the onion and garlic powder!


10 Ratings

Jun 09, 2008

We make this all the time - it is an excellent pasta salad and it is different from most macaroni salads. The only difference I do is use another cucumber and blend all the ingredients in a blender (except the pimento which I don't use) and pour over the pasta and refrigerate for 24 hours.

Nov 04, 2010

We've made this salad for many years. It's delicious. We put everything (except the noodles, onion, and cucumber) into the blender. Makes it much easier to blend the seasonings with the noodles.

Jul 18, 2011

Needed a pasta salad with no mayonnaise for a hot outside going away party. This fit the bill. I didn't have a jar of pimentos so I used fresh orange pepper. Everyone liked it at the party and I kept some at home for lunches. It went over well at the party and the leftover held up get for packed lunches the following 2 days. It is a good pasta salad, but I can't figure out what it is missing for me to give it a 5-star rating. Thanks Jan for sharing.

Jul 16, 2010

Followed exact recipe - was edible, but we had a lot left over, would not make again

Jul 06, 2010

Everyone enjoys this salad - great salad to serve in the summer.

Sep 15, 2014

Wonderful! The only thing I changed was cutting back on the sugar. I used 1 cup instead of 1.5 cups. It was still plenty sweet!


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  • Calories
  • 200 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42.4 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 1.6 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 149 mg
  • 6%

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

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