hot or cold pasta salad

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By Pat Duran
from Las Vegas, NV

This recipe is from cookbook #1. Easy recipe and any ingredients can be added or subtracted according to family likes and dislikes.Great for buffet or cookout as it is good hot or cold.

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serves 4 to 6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For hot or cold pasta salad

  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1/2 c
    chopped onion
  • 1 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 dash
    cayenne pepper, optional
  • 1 lb
    pkg. pasta elbow or spiral, cooked and drained
  • 3/4 c
    grated sharp cheese
  • 3/4 c
    hot water
  • 10 oz
    pkg. frozen green peas, rinsed under hot water
  • 2 c
    chopped celery
  • 1/4 c
    sweet pickle relish or corn relish
  • 1 md
    tomato, diced
  • 1/4 c
    chopped or sliced black or green olives or both
  • 1/2 c
    miracle whip salad dressing or ranch dressing
  • 1 tsp
    dry mustard
  • 2 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 tsp
    granulated sugar,optional

How To Make hot or cold pasta salad

  • 1
    Cook and stir ground beef and onion in electric skillet or a large 10-inch skillet until meat is no longer pink; add worcestershire sauce and a dash of cayenne pepper if desired.
  • 2
    Stir in cooked and drained pasta, cheese and water. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; cover and simmer,for 5 minutes.
  • 3
    Mix peas, celery, relish, tomato and olives in a small bowl. In a large bowl combine and whisk together the salad dressing, mustard, lemon juice,and sugar,if using.
  • 4
    Stir ground beef mixture and vegetables into the salad dressing mixture. Serve immediately or ,if desired, cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 3 hours. Stir and serve.
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