Family Reunion Size Spaghetti Salad

2
Rose Mary Mogan

By
@cookinginillinois

I made this recipe one year for our Family Reunion. I added ingredients that I loved, and everyone else loved it too. You can also add cooked shrimp to this salad if you like. The recipe is just what it implies FAMILY REUNION SIZE. It is for a large crowd. This was one of about 27 items that I had on the menu that year. The family loved this recipe, some had never eaten cold spaghetti in a salad before, but really did like my version. It is very similiar to many versions with a few different changes, some recipes use less ingredients & others use more, it is all in what you like.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
a hungry crowd
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 2 lb
    spaghetti, cooked aldente(about 7 or 8 minutes)
  • 1 large
    jar mccormick salad supreme
  • 2
    16 oz. bottles robust or zesty italian dressing
  • 8 oz
    pkg. pepperoni, thin sliced save some for garnish)
  • 2 c
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 small
    can black olives, sliced (more if desired)
  • 4 stick
    celery, (chopped fine)
  • 6-8 medium
    fresh tomatoes, chopped or( 4-16 oz. cans diced & drained)
  • 2 large
    green bell peppers chopped( save some for garnish)
  • 2 large
    red bell peppers chopped (save some for garnish)
  • 1 bunch
    green onions, chopped fine (optional)
  • 1 lb
    shredded or cubed provolone or mozzarella
  • 1
    long roasting pan
  • ·
    garnish of pepperoni, & red & green peppers if desired

How to Make Family Reunion Size Spaghetti Salad

Step-by-Step

  1. Cook spaghetti in a large pot of boiling salted water, for approximately 7 to 8 minutes, or just until al dente. Remove from heat & drain into large colander, & rinse in cold water till cool.
  2. Empty into VERY LARGE bowl. Then add remaining ingredients, one or two items at a time and stir to mix as you go, till all of the remaining ingredients have been added. Toss with the Italian Dressing, and pour into a large pan, or several pans or containers. It is best to prepare salad a day in advance so that the flavors has a chance to marry.Store in fridge till ready to serve.
  3. If fresh tomatoes are too expensive use 2 large or 4 of the 15 1/5 oz size, but WELL DRAINED. May also cut recipe in half if desired, and you have big pasta lovers in your crowd.

    NOTE: It is very important NOT TO LET SPAGHETTI sit in HOT WATER, as it continues to cook , and will get too soggy. Drain immediately after removing from heat.

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About Family Reunion Size Spaghetti Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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