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American Pasta Salad

Type: Cheese, Eggs
Courses: Salads
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 lb 454g / 16ozPasta shells
2 cups 474mlMayonnaise
1/4 cup 36g / 1.3ozParmesan cheese - grated
1/4 cup 59mlRed wine vinegar
1 teaspoon 5mlDried oregano
1 teaspoon 5mlDried thyme
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSalt
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlPepper
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlGarlic powder
6   Hard boiled eggs - peeled, chopped
1 cup 146g / 5.1ozMozzarella cheese - diced
1   Red bell pepper - coarsely chopped
4   Scallion - finely chopped

Recipe Instructions

In a large pot of boiling water, cook pasta until tender. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, blend the mayonnaise, parmesan cheese, vinegar, oregano, thyme, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

Drain and rinse pasta and add to the mayonnaise mixture; mix well .  Add the chopped eggs, mozzarella cheese, red pepper, and scallions. Mix just until combined.  Serve immediately, or cover and chill for several hours or overnight to blend flavors.


Add some diced salami or pepperoni and the salad becomes a whole meal in itself. For flavor variations, add 1/2 teaspoon dillweed or basil

Taste of Home Magazine-Roberta Banghart


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