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family reunion pasta salad

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Mary Kay Nugent
Hamilton, OH

Great Salad for your summer is crisp, cool, flavorful and something different. It makes alot so it's great for taking to cookouts and other gatherings...take the recipe with you because everyone asks for it....Very simple and can be made ahead of time...ENJOY!!

★★★★★ 2
serves Several (12-16)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For family reunion pasta salad

  • 1 lb
    bow tie pasta (cooked al dente & drained)
  • 2 c
    combo of colors of chopped peppers (red, yellow & green)
  • 1 1/2 c
    shredded carrot or matchstick
  • 1 c
    finely diced red onion
  • 1 can
    dark red kidney beans
  • 2 c
    hellman's mayo
  • 3/4-1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 c
    white vinegar
  • 1 can
    sweetened condensed milk

How To Make family reunion pasta salad

  • 1
    Cook & drain the pasta,rinse with cool water; while pasta is cooking drain & rinse kidney beans (set aside); Shred carrots and chop peppers and onion
  • 2
    Toss (I just use my hands) to combine the pasta, carrots, peppers and onions...add kidney beans last so as not to tear them all up in the tossing process.
  • 3
    Whisk together all ingredients for the dressing and combine with pasta/veggie mixture. Cover and refrigerate till good and chilled or overnight. Give it a stir before serving.