Picnic Pasta Salad

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Jennifer Sauer
Recipe by  Jennifer Sauer

“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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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  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.

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This is the worst pasta salad I've ever tasted. It was only sweet. No other taste whatsoever. I love pasta salad but I won't be making this one again. Terrible!



I normally agree wholeheartedly with the reviews / ratings -- but this recipe was VERY bland & no one liked it - I double checked that I prepared it correctly -- not a keeper!



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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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 356 cal
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 17.5 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs
  • 45.5 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 3 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 92 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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