Home Town Drive-In Pasta Salad

Home Town Drive-In Pasta Salad

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islandgirlejfan 3

"A small drive-in dairy bar in our town which has been closed for some time used to make this...my kids missed it. I remembered they had the ingredients posted to a board in the drive-in for some reason, so I worked on trying to get it the way they prepared it. It's finally right and I thought I would share it. We like this at room temperature, but it certainly can be refrigerated."

Ingredients 55 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 338 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 338 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 13.5 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.1g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 13 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 469 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook rotini pasta at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain and rinse with cold water to cool.
  2. Whisk sugar, salt, and hot water in a large salad bowl until sugar has dissolved. Stir vinegar, vegetable oil, and oregano into sugar mixture to make a dressing. Mix tomato, red bell pepper, and onion in the dressing. Gently fold rotini into dressing and vegetables, mix in Cheddar cheese, and season with black pepper.
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Mi ~ (a PRO at) Being Mi
5/20/2013

This was good. Next time I may try it without the cheese, or with significantly less cheese, just based on my personal preference. I used grape tomatoes in lieu of a tomato. Thanks for sharing your recipe,ISLANDGIRLEJFAN!

LadyoftheIvy
12/23/2014

A really good pasta salad with a lovely fresh flavor to it, which we all enjoyed quite a bit. I did use olive oil instead of vegetable oil, as well as diced grape tomatoes instead of one large tomato as they're both what I had on hand. I also shredded my own sharp cheddar instead of using pre-shredded as well, but it was still sharp cheddar so that's not a drastic difference. It was pretty easy to make and enjoyed by all, and I will definitely be making it again!