PARTY SIZE OVERNIGHT PASTA SALAD

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Rose Mary Mogan

By
@cookinginillinois

I first made this delicious salad about 20 years ago, when my then boyfriend now husband & I began dating. It was our first Family Christmas together. That was the beginning of a long list of many recipes, that I have made for him over the years.

Today I made this recipe for my neighbor, who Is having a Birthday Party for her mom. She had never had it before but after I described what was in it, she was certain that she would love it.

I am sure the reason for the name is because It taste SO much better after the flavors have blended together over night. Slightly sweet & a bit tangy. YUM

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
15 or more depending on portion size
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1 lb
elbow macaroni or other pasta of choice
1 large
red onion, chopped
1 bunch
green onions chopped
1 large
red bell pepper, chopped
2 medium
green bell peppers, chopped
3 c
shredded carrots
1/3 c
chopped chive

SALAD DRESSING FOR PASTA SALAD

1 can(s)
condensed milk, not evaporated
2 c
mayonnaise or miracle whip
1/2-3/4 c
sugar
1 c
apple cider vinegar
1 tsp
kosher salt
1 Tbsp
black pepper

How to Make PARTY SIZE OVERNIGHT PASTA SALAD

Step-by-Step

  • 1These are some of the main ingredients used to make the salad. I prefer Mayonnaise over Miracle Whip for my salads, because of the extra punch of flavor I feel it gives, but that is a matter of choice. Use what you like best.
  • 2Cook pasta till Al Dente or according to directions on package. Then drain immediately and rinse in cold water. Set aside till needed. NOTE: LEAVING PASTA IN HOT WATER WILL ALLOW IT TO CONTINUE COOKING.
  • 3Prep all of the veggies and set aside till needed.
  • 4Add the condensed milk, Mayonnaise or Miracle whip, vinegar & sugar to a large bowl, add in the spices, then beat or whisk until creamy & smooth & blended together.
  • 5Add in all the veggies, chopped chive and stir until well mixed together.
  • 6Pour into casserole dish or 9 X12 size deep dish pan. Garnish as desired. Refrigerate at least 6 hours, but preferably over night. Stir just before serving.

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About PARTY SIZE OVERNIGHT PASTA SALAD

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