My Almost Famous Pasta Salad

Millie Johnson

By
@BISCUITMAKR

I have been making this pasta salad for many, many years and it is always a big hit ! You could say I'm famous for it, at least around here, anyway, lol. It is rare there is any leftover when I take it to cookouts and shindigs. Friends are always asking me for the recipe, so here it is ya'll, lol !
I am not a big fan of raw bell peppers and did not include them, but you could certainly add those as well.


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Serves:

approx. 18 servings at 1/2 cup portions

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 bag(s)
wacky mac twists, 12 oz. * or your favorite pasta
1 bottle
ken's ranch * or your favorite ranch dressing.
2
tomatoes, diced
1 bunch
green onions, tops only (if you like raw onion then by all means use all)
4
hard boiled eggs, diced
1 can(s)
8 oz. water chestnuts, drained and diced
1/8 tsp
celery seed * or you could use 1/4 cup fresh diced
salt and pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook pasta per directions. When done, pour into colander and spray with cold water to stop the cooking action.
2
While pasta cooks, dice the veggies and water chestnuts. Also hard boil the eggs, peel and dice.
3
In very large bowl, add pasta and all the other ingredients. Salt and pepper to taste. Mix and refrigerate overnight to meld the flavors. *** Save 1/4 cup dressing to add to pasta before serving, as it can soak up the liquid overnight.
4
Here's a picture of the pasta I used.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American