My Almost Famous Pasta Salad

Millie Johnson


I have been making this pasta salad for many, many years and it is always a big hit ! You could say I'm famous for it, at least around here, anyway, lol. It is rare there is any leftover when I take it to cookouts and shindigs. Friends are always asking me for the recipe, so here it is ya'll, lol !
I am not a big fan of raw bell peppers and did not include them, but you could certainly add those as well.

★★★★★ 1 vote
approx. 18 servings at 1/2 cup portions
10 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


1 bag(s)
wacky mac twists, 12 oz. * or your favorite pasta
1 bottle
ken's ranch * or your favorite ranch dressing.
tomatoes, diced
1 bunch
green onions, tops only (if you like raw onion then by all means use all)
hard boiled eggs, diced
1 can(s)
8 oz. water chestnuts, drained and diced
1/8 tsp
celery seed * or you could use 1/4 cup fresh diced
salt and pepper to taste

How to Make My Almost Famous Pasta Salad


  • 1Cook pasta per directions. When done, pour into colander and spray with cold water to stop the cooking action.
  • 2While pasta cooks, dice the veggies and water chestnuts. Also hard boil the eggs, peel and dice.
  • 3In very large bowl, add pasta and all the other ingredients. Salt and pepper to taste. Mix and refrigerate overnight to meld the flavors. *** Save 1/4 cup dressing to add to pasta before serving, as it can soak up the liquid overnight.
  • 4Here's a picture of the pasta I used.

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About My Almost Famous Pasta Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American