This Creamy Pasta Salad is fantastic! I made it for a family get-together and it was a big hit. Just enough creamy, just enough crunchy, just enough tangy, with a hint of sweetness. Everyone loved it!
When the Pasta Salad comes out, you know summer is finally in full swing, and we’re entertaining on weekends a lot while we’ve got decent weather. Pasta salad is one of those things you can get creative with and it goes well with anything off the grill. It’s easier to make pasta salad the day before, because there’s so many things to do when you’re expecting guests. Besides the fact that it tastes even better when all the flavors get a chance to hang out and get into the pasta. Plus, hey what’s cheaper than making pasta salad? Not much. You can feed a crowd on a budget; it’s win win for everyone!
It’s also nice to have enough for leftovers, because it will be good in fridge for days. You can have it for lunch or a side dish for another dinner, that’s if your guests don’t beg to borrow your good Tupperware to take some home. (Yes, I still have Tupperware)
I suggest saving margarine bowls or keep extra cheapy little containers so that doesn’t happen. If it does and you find yourself in need of another pasta salad, we really enjoyed this Pesto Caprese Pasta Salad a few weeks ago, it’s a good alternative if you want a pasta salad without mayo.
If your planning a BBQ for the 4th of July celebration we have another recipe that you may want to take a look at. We just did a big blog post for our Smoky Ranchero Ribs with 3 different ways to smoke them, that infuses so much more flavor than just tossing them on the grill or in the oven. And less we forget…You have to have a frosty cold drink for a hot summer day, and what could be more refreshing than a Watermelon Breeze Frose’. I can tell you it is crazy good and so pretty you’ll want to share it on Instagram!
For this recipe I like to get everything diced while the noodles are cooking and make the creamy dressing on the side so it all goes together quickly and can chill out it the fridge till your ready to party!
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