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Picnic Pasta Salad

"This salad is always a big hit at buffets and especially picnics. The small amount of mayonnaise allows it to keep much better than the traditional pasta salad."
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Ingredients

servings 356 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings

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Directions

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  1. Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Rinse with cool water. Drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, combine chopped vegetables, sugar, oil, mustard, mayonnaise, vinegar, and shredded Cheddar cheese in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well. Stir in pasta. Refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 356 calories; 17.5 g fat; 45.5 g carbohydrates; 6.3 g protein; 3 mg cholesterol; 92 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Reading the previous reviews helped me make this recipe work! The sugar definately needs to be cut in half and adding more veggies and red onion worked great. Another dish to add to my collect...

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I'm sorry but this recipe just didn't do it for me. I made it based on previous reviews, but I'm afraid I won't be making this again. Sorry, Jennifer :(

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I'm sorry but this recipe just didn't do it for me. I made it based on previous reviews, but I'm afraid I won't be making this again. Sorry, Jennifer :(

Reading the previous reviews helped me make this recipe work! The sugar definately needs to be cut in half and adding more veggies and red onion worked great. Another dish to add to my collect...

I would add much less sugar next time...way too sweet. I also added chopped red onion, diced tomatoes and a small can of sliced black olives. This made it much more colorful and better tasting...

The basic ingredients are fine, but the proportions need adjustment. I used mini bow-tie pasta, and would cut the pasta back to 1/2 to 3/4 pound. I used a whole cucumber, seeded and chopped; 2...

My family and I normally LOVE pasta salads, but this one was way too sugary.

We had this at our end of the summer picnic and everyone loved it. We couldn't stop picking at the veggies. I used tomotoes, cucumbers, olives, red onion, yellow bell peppers and broccoli. It...

I reviewed this previously but forgot the stars! This is a great recipe! I too cut the sugar some and doubled the veggies. We love the crunch of onions, bell peppers, cucumbers, even squash....

I cut the sugar in half and it was still too sweet.

I would not use this recipe again. WAY TOO MUCH SUGAR! I used only 1/3 (sugar) of what the recipe called for and it was still too much! Luckily, my husband suggested adding some lime juice, w...