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hawaiian pasta salad

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Audra LeNormand
Liberty, TX

I've been making this for years. It was given to me by a wonderful friend. I think of her every time I make it. I've tweaked it a bit over the years. My husband loves it in the summer when it's to hot.

(1 rating)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For hawaiian pasta salad

  • 1 lb
    rotini pasta
  • 2 can
    pineapple chunks, save juice
  • 3
    chicken breast, cooked
  • 1 can
    black olives, drained and sliced
  • 1 1/2 c
    miracle whip
  • 1/4 c
    pineapple juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    spicey mrs. dash
  • 1 c
    macadamia nuts, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make hawaiian pasta salad

  • 1
    Put pasta on to cook. Make sure water is boiling when you put the pasta in. Don't over cook follow directions on package.
  • 2
    While pasta is cooking put chicken on with a bit of salt and pepper.If you have the water boiling when you put the chicken in it takes about 20 minutes to cook.
  • 3
    Drain black olives and pineapple save the pineapple juice for the dressing. Slice the black olives and half the pineapple chunks.
  • 4
    Mix the Miracle Whip, pineapple juice and Spicy Mrs. Dash. Sit aside and let flavors marry. If you prefer real mayonnaise you can use it.
  • 5
    When Pasta is done, drain and cool. I always run cold water over mine. It stops it from over cooking.
  • 6
    When the chicken is done, drain and cool before you chop it up in to bite size pieces.
  • 7
    Put pasta in large bowl with chicken and mix a bit. Now put in black olives, pineapple chunks and macadamia nuts, mix well. Now put the dressing on and mix again. Now chill over night, flavor is better that way.
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