Monday, August 22, 2011

Spaghetti Pasta Salad

This salad tastes something like a simplified version of my Manly Pasta Salad. It can be made in one day so it's perfect for a weeknight side dish. It's a cheap and cheerful pasta salad that is sure to please almost everyone.

Spaghetti Pasta Salad

16 oz spaghetti, snapped into 2-3 inch pieces, cooked and drained
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 oz jar pimentoes
1 cup diced celery
1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
3 green onions, sliced
1/2 cup sliced or chopped black olives
4 oz medium cheddar, cubed
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1 cup mayonnaise

Cook and drain the pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water until pasta is cooled. Allow to sit out to dry for a bit while you prepare the other ingredients.

Toss pasta and all ingredients in a large bowl. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

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