Hot or Cold Pasta Salad

Pat Duran


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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4 to 6
10 Min
20 Min
No-Cook or Other


1 lb
ground beef
1/2 c
chopped onion
1 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
1 dash(es)
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 medium
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


1Cook 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.
2Stir in cooked and drained pasta, cheese and water. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; cover and simmer,for 5 minutes.
3Mix 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.
4Stir 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.

About Hot or Cold Pasta Salad

Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy