Yummy penne pasta recipe with cucumbers, tomatoes and seasonings. So easy it's worth a try.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

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  • Combine pasta, cucumbers, tomatoes, mayonnaise, sour cream, dill weed and lemon pepper. Serve as is or chill for 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

538 calories; protein 7.7g 15% DV; carbohydrates 37.6g 12% DV; fat 40.9g 63% DV; cholesterol 26.7mg 9% DV; sodium 545mg 22% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/03/2003
I cut the dressing down to 1 cup mayo and 1 cup sour cream 2 tbsp dill and 1 tbsp lemon pepper. I thought the 3 cups made too much dressing for a pound of pasta. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/22/2003
This is a ton of mayo and sour cream. I cut way back on that and the dill and also added spices and a lot more vegies with the addition of feta cheese. Read More
(53)
150 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 68
  • 4 star values: 45
  • 3 star values: 22
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: 4 stars
07/03/2003
I cut the dressing down to 1 cup mayo and 1 cup sour cream 2 tbsp dill and 1 tbsp lemon pepper. I thought the 3 cups made too much dressing for a pound of pasta. Read More
(87)
Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2003
This has become "my" pasta salad recipe that I take to picnics and barbecues. It's nice and creamy although I think it calls for a little too much dill. I half the dill and the salad still has a good taste but it's not overpowering. I also like to add about 1/8 cup of parmesan cheese for a little extra flavor. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/22/2003
This is a ton of mayo and sour cream. I cut way back on that and the dill and also added spices and a lot more vegies with the addition of feta cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
Big hit with BBQ steak and chicken! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2007
I have made this pasta salad for a few years now and it ALWAYS gets rave reviews. I am asked for the recipe every time I make this salad. It is definately a family favorite! I like to make this salad using bow tie pasta. I think it is very important to allow time for the flavors to mix. Make sure to refrigerate the salad for a few hours before serving. Thanks for a wonderful recipe!! Read More
(29)
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
Seasoned perfectly! This recipes makes a lot so you'll be eating it for days unless you make it for a crowd. Although good it needs more variety of ingredients (maybe black olives etc.) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/29/2003
What a yummy yet easy salad. I made this salad for my office pot luck and it was a huge hit. I added a large red onion black olives and a bottle of italian dressing to give the salad a little more flavor. I also used a little less dill as suggested by the other reviewers. Read More
(17)
Rating: 2 stars
06/03/2006
I didn't really like this all that much. I don't know if I over cooked the pasta or if Penne just naturally breaks apart like it did but that in itself didn't make it taste bad. It seemed like there was way too much mayo in it and too much dill and I couldn't even taste the lemon pepper. It also tasted like it contionously needed extra salt. I think the ingredients need to be more specific because when I was at the store I had the opportunity to chose from just plain lemon-pepper or lemon-pepper salt so I chose the former and I think thats why it needed salt and I couldn't tast the lemon pepper. Also this salad would seem to taste better with an oil based dressing (oil& vinegar; italian dressing)rather then mayo. I dont think that I'll be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2005
Man! Was this good! I ate a bowl full of it before even putting it in the fridge. Yum!! You know how pasta soaks up the dressing and you usually have to add more the next day? Well not with this. It did soak it up but when I had a bowl at noon today the dressing amount was just right. What a great way to use all those tomatoes and cucumbers coming out of the garden right now. Thanks Kristy! Read More
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