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
sweet gherkins, diced + some juice
ranch dressing
garlic salt
ground black pepper

How to Make pasta salad


  • 1Cook macaroni according to, prepare cucumber, tomato, onion and pickles.
  • 2Pour 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!!
  • 3Tip: 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