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Patchwork Quilt Pasta Salad

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"This is one of the best tasting pasta salads I have ever had. My family and in-laws love it and I can never make enough. You can change or substitute the ingredients in the salad if you'd like to. This salad is best when prepared a day ahead."
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25 m servings 170
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. In a large bowl combine cooked pasta, mixed vegetables, kidney beans, celery, cucumber, green pepper and onion.
  2. To make the dressing combine in a saucepan over medium heat: vinegar, margarine, sugar, flour, salt and brown mustard; bring to boil. Continue to cook for 5 minutes stirring frequently. Cool completely.
  3. Pour cooled dressing over bowl of vegetables. Toss to distribute dressing evenly. Cover tightly and store in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 170 calories; 2.5 32.8 5.3 0 243 Full nutrition

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This is a terrific recipe. I made it for a road trip to Phelps, Kentucky to visit my Aunt Norm and Uncle Opie. It traveled in a cooler from Niceville, Florida and we ate it for lunch at a rest...

Liked this recipe a lot, found that for leftovers I needed to make more dressing.I think you could add any ingredients you like in a pasta salad.

Wow, this little gem of a recipe only has 2 reviews (’02 & ’09) and was “faceless” for at least 11 years. I’m glad I discovered it, as my family loved it. I subbed black beans for the kidney b...

Made this today for the first time, I used garbanzo beans, frozen pea's (thawed), fresh carrots, cauliflower, broccoli (what I had on hand) I also doubled the dressing and used Stevia in place o...

This salad was a real hit! I have made it twice and after 2 adjustments it is perfect for me. I used 1/3 C sugar and olive oil in place of the butter. That kept fork from getting coated with ...

I followed Mama Peppers' advice and made extra dressing, I doubled the batch because I intended to serve it the next day. At first I used only half the sugar for a double batch then realized it ...

Wow one of the pervious reviews was so right, "this is a hidden gem"! Thank you so much for sharing this! I made 2 large pans of it for our event tonite. My family love it and we don't normal...

I LOVED this! I used canned mixed veggies, since I had them, and Apple Cider Vinegar. It's the sauce that makes this recipe different than many other pasta salads. Next time I'll add cubed chees...