pasta salad

lisa moore


this recipe was passed on to me by my late mother in law. she made the best pasta salad i ever tasted. i remember how much time and love she put into every one she made, i still put the love in, i have just changed a few things to save time and added a little twist to the flavor.


★★★★★ 2 votes

1 Hr
Stove Top


  • 1 box
    wacky mac
  • 1 medium
    cucumber, peel. deseeded(if desire)
  • 1 large
    tomato. diced or use cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 medium
    onion, diced(if desire)
  • 1/2 pkg
    crumbles or block cheese, cubed any flavor
  • 5-6
    sweet gherkins, diced + some juice
  • ·
  • ·
    ranch dressing
  • ·
    garlic salt
  • ·
    ground black pepper

How to Make pasta salad


  1. Cook macaroni according to, prepare cucumber, tomato, onion and pickles.
  2. Pour macaroni into large mix bowl, add mayo,garlic salt,pepper, pickles and onion mix well. add cheese and ranch dressing(to taste)mix. lay tomato and cucumber slices on top. ENJOY!!
  3. Tip: i usually try and use a sharp cheese or a mix of monterey jack and sharp. also if i have it on hand i love the taste of a red bell pepper diced and added.

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About pasta salad

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

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