PARTY SIZE OVERNIGHT PASTA SALAD

Rose Mary Mogan

By
@cookinginillinois

I first made this delicious salad about 20 years ago, when my then boyfriend now husband & I began dating. It was our first Family Christmas together. That was the beginning of a long list of many recipes, that I have made for him over the years.

Today I made this recipe for my neighbor, who Is having a Birthday Party for her mom. She had never had it before but after I described what was in it, she was certain that she would love it.

I am sure the reason for the name is because It taste SO much better after the flavors have blended together over night. Slightly sweet & a bit tangy. YUM

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
15 or more depending on portion size
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1 lb
elbow macaroni or other pasta of choice
1 large
red onion, chopped
1 bunch
green onions chopped
1 large
red bell pepper, chopped
2 medium
green bell peppers, chopped
3 c
shredded carrots
1/3 c
chopped chive

SALAD DRESSING FOR PASTA SALAD

1 can(s)
condensed milk, not evaporated
2 c
mayonnaise or miracle whip
1/2-3/4 c
sugar
1 c
apple cider vinegar
1 tsp
kosher salt
1 Tbsp
black pepper

Step-By-Step

1These are some of the main ingredients used to make the salad. I prefer Mayonnaise over Miracle Whip for my salads, because of the extra punch of flavor I feel it gives, but that is a matter of choice. Use what you like best.
2Cook pasta till Al Dente or according to directions on package. Then drain immediately and rinse in cold water. Set aside till needed. NOTE: LEAVING PASTA IN HOT WATER WILL ALLOW IT TO CONTINUE COOKING.
3Prep all of the veggies and set aside till needed.
4Add the condensed milk, Mayonnaise or Miracle whip, vinegar & sugar to a large bowl, add in the spices, then beat or whisk until creamy & smooth & blended together.
5Add in all the veggies, chopped chive and stir until well mixed together.
6Pour into casserole dish or 9 X12 size deep dish pan. Garnish as desired. Refrigerate at least 6 hours, but preferably over night. Stir just before serving.

About this Recipe

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