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my almost famous pasta salad

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a recipe by
Millie Johnson
Valley Head, AL

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
serves approx. 18 servings at 1/2 cup portions
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For my almost famous pasta salad

  • 1 bag
    wacky mac twists, 12 oz. * or your favorite pasta
  • 1 bottle
    ken's ranch * or your favorite ranch dressing.
  • 2
    tomatoes, diced
  • 1 bunch
    green onions, tops only (if you like raw onion then by all means use all)
  • 4
    hard boiled eggs, diced
  • 1 can
    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

  • 1
    Cook pasta per directions. When done, pour into colander and spray with cold water to stop the cooking action.
  • 2
    While pasta cooks, dice the veggies and water chestnuts. Also hard boil the eggs, peel and dice.
  • 3
    In 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.
  • 4
    Here's a picture of the pasta I used.

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