Tenia's Chilled Pasta Salad

Tenia's Chilled Pasta Salad


"This is my late sister Tenia's pasta recipe. We always make it in her memory for family get togethers."


servings 455 cals
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Original recipe yields 7 servings



  • Calories:
  • 455 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 17.3 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 69.6g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 9.1 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 491 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente, rinse under cold water and drain.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the pasta, onions, bell pepper and celery.
  3. In a glass jar, combine the sugar, oil, ketchup, vinegar, salt, paprika and pepper. Shake well to mix. Pour dressing over salad, toss to coat evenly.
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  1. 23 Ratings


The appearance, texture and taste of this salad are pure SUMMER! I love that because of the ingredients, you don't have to worry so much about it sitting outside on the buffet table on a hot day...

I just made this salad--the dressing is wonderful! I am not a fan of Italian dressing, so this will be a go-to dressing for me. I also heated the dressing, as suggested by others. I added tom...

Although it is not my favorite take on cold noodle salad - this is a good recipe. The dressing resembles French Dressing. I added cubed turkey and shredded cheddar cheese so that I could make ...

I make a variation of this. Instead of onions & green peppers, I use red, yellow and orange sweet bell peppers, tomatoes, and cucumbers. Sometimes I add broccoli too. Also, the dressing should s...

this recipe was great. I added cherry tomatoes, black olives halved and chunks of mozarella cheese for extra flavor.

This was tasty, but not spectacular. I added some crumbled bacon to it for some extra flavor and my family liked it a lot with that addition.

This is a good pasta salad, but you need to like your dressing a little on the sweeter side. I subbed seashell pasta as that is what I had on hand. I also added some red & orange peppers along...

This recipe is not to my liking -- so sugary and other than that, no flavor. I ended up rinsing the pasta and starting over!

I felt this was too sugary/sweet tasting.