Not Your Usual Pasta Salad
Ingredients1 h 40 m servings 247 cals
- Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook shell pasta at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water.
- Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on paper towels; crumble.
- Whisk creamy salad dressing, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, olive oil, garlic, Dijon mustard, and oregano together in a bowl to make a creamy dressing.
- Mix pasta, bacon, red onion, water chestnuts, eggs, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, celery, olives, Cheddar cheese, and Parmesan cheese together in a large bowl. Add dressing and stir to coat. Chill in refrigerator at least 1 hour before serving.
Per Serving: 247 calories; 11.8 g fat; 26.7 g carbohydrates; 8.9 g protein; 68 mg cholesterol; 381 mg sodium. Full nutrition
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Thanks for this kicked up pasta salad! I created the dressing as you suggested but changed the other ingredients to my taste. I used onion, cucumber, egg, medium cheddar, and imitation crab. I a...
I have to admit, this recipe's title is what initially stirred my interest. Then, I continued to be intriguing when I discovered it indeed WASN'T some variation of an italian dressing pasta sal...
Pretty tasty! The add-in's are great. I'd 1/2-2/3 the red onion. Do not use mayonnaise - use Miracle Whip!! It's sweetness counters the vinegar. It's needed.
My crew and I really like this version but I did need to make another 1/2 recipe of the dressing. I generally make this type of salad a day in advance to let the flavors meld a bit more and it j...
This was ok, but I found it a bit on the dry side and lacking in flavor. After making it as directed, letting it sit in the fridge for a few hours and sampling, I adding in about another 2/3 c...
This is a nice variation from oil and vinegar pasta salad. And as another reviewer stated- the name is what initially had me taking a second look at this recipe. You can vary the ingredients and...
I was looking for a pasta salad recipe to go with burgers for dinner but I didn’t want the usual mayonnaise-y kind. I was a little hesitant after looking at the ingredients, because a few ingre...